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Smilium spinosa (Quoy & Gaimard, 1834)Species Images
In a sheltered rocky cave at mid tide, Paxton Point, Far North, NZ. 20-25mm
Smilium spinosa (Quoy & Gaimard, 1834)
Phylum: Arthropoda
This is not a Mollusc. Other non-Molluscan Phyla (Echinodermata, Brachiopoda etc) have been included to help identify species that may be mistaken for Mollusca, but actually are not.
Classification:
Arthropoda (Phylum) > Crustacea (Subphylum) > Hexanauplia (Class) > Thecostraca (Subclass) > Scalpelliformes (Order) > Calanticidae (Family) > Smilium (Genus)
Family:
CALANTICIDAE
Size/Grows to:
30mm
Distribution:
Throughout New Zealand
Geographical Range:
ACFE.
Notes:
Marine, Endemic. On intertidal rocks, often under shady ledges
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Key to Geographical Ranges
NZ Map showing 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
R =
Recent
Sf =
Subfossil
Fo =
Fossil