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Taxonomy: Aplysia extraordinaria (Allan, 1932)
Classification:
Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Heterobranchia (Subclass) > Euthyneura (Infraclass) > Tectipleura (Subterclass) > Aplysiida (Order) > Aplysioidea (Superfamily) > Aplysiidae (Family) > Aplysia (Genus) > extraordinaria (Species)
Family:
APLYSIIDAE
Genus Synonyms:
=Aplysia (Aplysia) Linnaeus, 1767 accepted, alternate representation
=Aplysia (Metaplysia) Pilsbry, 1951
=Aplysia (Neaplysia) J.G. Cooper, 1863 accepted, alternate representation
=Aplysia (Pruvotaplysia) Engel, 1936 accepted, alternate representation
=Aplysia (Subaplysia) M. Medina, T. Collins & Walsh, 2005
=Aplysia (Tullia) Pruvot-Fol, 1933 accepted, alternate representation
=Aplysia (Varria) Eales, 1960 accepted, alternate representation
=Aplysiopsis Bergh, 1898
=Laplysia Linnaeus, 1767
=Phyllobranchopsis Eliot, 1905
=Pruvotaplysia Engel, 1936
=Tullia Pruvot-Fol, 1933
=Varria Eales, 1960
Synonymised Names:
=Aplysia (Varria) extraordinaria (Allan, 1932) accepted, alternate representation
=Aplysia cronullae Eales, 1960
=Aplysia denisoni E.A. Smith, 1884
=Tethys extraordinaria Allan, 1932
Details: Aplysia extraordinaria (Allan, 1932)
Size/Grows to:
Length 400mm (animal)
Distribution:
Kermadec Islands. Several specimens seen subtidally down to 30 metres in sand and fine gravel. Great Barrier Island below low tide
Geographical Range:
KA
Notes:
Sea Hare, Marine, An active swimmer, vigorously flapping its large parapodia and flexing its body up and down
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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