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Melanochlamys cylindrica Cheeseman, 1881Species Images
In a shallow rock pool, near Rarawa, Far North, NZ. 15mm (animal)
Henderson Bay, Far North, NZ. On coralline weed in a shallow pool at mid-low tide. Animal 15mm
On corallina weed in rock pool, Henderson Bay, Far North, NZ. Approx. 20mm
Melanochlamys cylindrica Cheeseman, 1881
Classification:
Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Heterobranchia (Subclass) > Euthyneura (Infraclass) > Tectipleura (Subterclass) > Cephalaspidea (Order) > Philinoidea (Superfamily) > Aglajidae (Family) > Melanochlamys (Genus) > cylindrica (Species)
Family:
AGLAJIDAE
Size/Grows to:
Shell Height 6mm, Width 5mm. Animal 15-20mm
Distribution:
North and South Islands
Geographical Range:
ACFE.
Notes:
Marine, Endemic, A dark/black animal with a small white internal shell
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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