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Plaxiphora obtecta Carpenter in Pilsbry, 1893Species Images
Low tide at Scott Point, Ninety Mile Beach, Far North
On low tidal rocks, Granity, north of Westport, Northern Westland, NZ. Length 50-60mm
Taxonomy: Plaxiphora obtecta Carpenter in Pilsbry, 1893
Classification:
Mollusca (Phylum) > Polyplacophora (Class) > Neoloricata (Subclass) > Chitonida (Order) > Mopalioidea (Superfamily) > Mopaliidae (Family) > Plaxiphora (Genus) > obtecta (Species)
Family:
MOPALIIDAE
Genus Synonyms:
=Aerilamma Hull, 1924
=Chiton (Plaxiphora) Gray, 1847
=Guildingia Carpenter, 1882
=Diaphoroplax Iredale, 1914
=Maorichiton Iredale, 1914
=Vaferichiton Iredale & Hull, 1932
Synonymised Names:
=Plaxiphora (Guildingia) obtecta Carpenter in Pilsbry, 1893
=Plaxiphora (Plaxiphora) obtecta Carpenter in Pilsbry, 1893 accepted, alternate representation
=Plaxiphora suteri Pilsbry, 1894
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Details: Plaxiphora obtecta Carpenter in Pilsbry, 1893
Size/Grows to:
Length 87mm, Width 57mm
Distribution:
North and South Islands. On open exposed coasts
Geographical Range:
ACFE.
Notes:
Chiton, Marine, Endemic
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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 approximation 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