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Notoplax violacea (Quoy & Gaimard, 1835)Species Images
Under rocks at low tide, Henderson Bay, Far North, NZ. 45-50mm
Found under rocks at and below low tide
Under a rock at low tide, Henderson Bay, Far North, NZ. Approx. 40-45mm
Notoplax violacea (Quoy & Gaimard, 1835)
Classification:
Mollusca (Phylum) > Polyplacophora (Class) > Neoloricata (Subclass) > Chitonida (Order) > Acanthochitonina (Suborder) > Cryptoplacoidea (Superfamily) > Acanthochitonidae (Family) > Notoplax (Genus) > violacea (Species)
Family:
ACANTHOCHITONIDAE
Size/Grows to:
Length 60mm, Width 35mm
Genus Synonyms:
=Acanthochites (Notoplax) H. Adams, 1862
=Acanthochiton (Notoplax) H. Adams, 1862
=Cryptoplax (Notoplax) H. Adams, 1862
Synonymised Names:
=Acanthochiton violaceus (Quoy & Gaimard, 1835)
=Acanthochiton violaceus var. papillio Ashby, 1922
=Chiton porphyreticus Reeve, 1847
=Chiton violaceus Quoy & Gaimard, 1835
=Loboplax violaceus (Quoy & Gaimard, 1835)
=Loboplax violaceus var. dunedinensis Ashby, 1926
Distribution:
North, South and Chatham Islands. Low tide on under sides of boulders
Geographical Range:
ACFME.
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