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Haliotis virginea Gmelin, 1791Species Images
Found at and below low spring tide under rocks. 52mm
Haliotis virginea Gmelin, 1791
Classification:
Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Vetigastropoda (Subclass) > Lepetelllida (Order) > Haliotoidea (Superfamily) > Haliotidae (Family) > Haliotis (Genus) > Paua (Subgenus) > virginea (Species)
Family:
HALIOTIDAE
Size/Grows to:
Length 73mm, Width 45mm
Distribution:
Southern part of North Island, South and Stewart Island
Geographical Range:
ACFE.
Notes:
Marine, Endemic, Exterior light reddish brown with greenish stripes. Interior irridescent predominantly red or green. Sculpture of narrow, weakly-developed spiral ribs, poorly developed lamellae. Animal is pale with a white foot
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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