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Melanella luminosa B.A. Marshall, 1998Species Images
Holotype, collected 18 Aug 1996, opposite Adam Head, Narrow Bend, Long Sound, Fiordland, Preservation Inlet, NZ (M.131738). Height approx. 5.7mm. © Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa (CC-BY-NC-ND)
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Melanella luminosa B.A. Marshall, 1998
Classification:
Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Caenogastropoda (Subclass) > Littorinimorpha (Order) > Vanikoioidea (Superfamily) > Eulimidae (Family) > Melanella (Genus) > luminosa (Species)
Family:
EULIMIDAE
Size/Grows to:
Height 5.75mm, Width 2.25mm
Genus Synonyms:
=Balcis Leach in Gray, 1847
=Eulimaustra Laseron, 1955
=Melanella (Melanella) Bowdich, 1822
Distribution:
Southern Fiords, 10-283 metres, parasitic on the red (carnleyensis) form of the holothurian Ocnus brevidentis (Hutton, 1872)
Geographical Range:
FE.
Notes:
Marine, Endemic, Animal bioluminescent
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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