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Glaucus atlanticus Forster, 1777Species Images
Washed up on Henderson Bay, Far North. Photo 3001222. 30mm. Reproduced courtesy of iNaturalist.nz ©tangatawhenua
Washed up on Henderson Bay, Far North. Photo 3001219. 30mm. Reproduced courtesy of iNaturalist.nz ©tangatawhenua
Glaucus atlanticus Forster, 1777
Classification:
Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Heterobranchia (Subclass) > Euthyneura (Infraclass) > Ringipleura (Subterclass) > Nudipleura (Superorder) > Nudibranchia (Order) > Cladobranchia (Suborder) > Aeolidioidea (Superfamily) > Glaucidae (Family) > Glaucus (Genus) > atlanticus (Species)
Family:
GLAUCIDAE
Size/Grows to:
Length 40mm (animal)
Distribution:
Washed ashore Hauraki Gulf, Muriwai Beach and Far North
Geographical Range:
A
Notes:
Sea Swallow, Marine, Pelagic
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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