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Scutus breviculus (Blainville, 1817)Species Images
The Shield Shell. 60mm
Under a rock at low tide, Henderson Bay, Far North, NZ. Animal 60-70mm
Alive under rocks at low tide, Henderson Bay, Far North, NZ. animal 70-80mm
Scutus breviculus (Blainville, 1817)
Classification:
Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Vetigastropoda (Subclass) > Lepetelllida (Order) > Fissurelloidea (Superfamily) > Fissurellidae (Family) > Emarginulinae (Subfamily) > Scutus (Genus) > breviculus (Species)
Family: Subfamily:
FISSURELLIDAE: EMARGINULINAE
Size/Grows to:
Length 103mm, Width 51mm
Distribution:
North, South and Stewart Island
Geographical Range:
ACFE.
Notes:
Shield Shell, 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