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Under stones at low tide. © Andrew M.Spurgeon Collection
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Key to Geographical Ranges
The symbols K.A.C.F.M.An. are used to indicate the geographical range of the species. They have been adopted to give an approxomation of the range of each species within New Zealand.
K=
Kermadec Islands
A=
Aupourian - Kaipara Harbour, north around North Cape, encompassing the Three Kings Islands and south to East Cape
C=
Cookian - Lower North Island and the northern part of the South Island
F=
Forsterian - Otago, Fiordland and Stewart Island
M=
Moriorian - Chatham Islands, Pitt Island
An=
Antipodean - Subantarctic Islands of New Zealand
FW =
Freshwater
L =
Land
N =
North Island
S =
South Island
E =
Endemic
I =
Introduced

Chiton glaucus Gray, 1828

Classification:Polyplacophora - Loricata - Chitonida
Family:CHITONIDAE: CHITONINAE
Size/Grows to:Length 55mm, Width 35mm
Distribution:North, South and Stewart Island. Intertidal. Introduced to Tasmania and now established there
Geographical Range:ACFE.
References and Publications:
  • Powell, A.W.B. 1979: New Zealand Mollusca: Marine, Land and Freshwater Shells, Collins, Auckland (p.27)
  • Beu, A.G. 1977: New Zealand chitons, Cookia, 2 (p.45)