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Apatopygus recens (Milne Edwards, 1836)Species Images
Washed up on the sand, Rarawa, Far North, NZ. 25mm
Washed up on the sand, Rarawa, Far North, NZ. 25mm
Washed up on sand, Far North, NZ
Apatopygus recens (Milne Edwards, 1836)
Phylum: Echinodermata
This is not a Mollusc. Other non-Molluscan Phyla (Echinodermata, Brachiopoda etc) have been included to help identify species that may be mistaken for Mollusca, but are not.
Classification:
Echinodermata (Phylum) > Echinozoa (Subphylum) > Echinoidea (Class) > Euechinoidea (Subclass) > Neognathostomata (Order) > Apatopygidae (Family) > Apatopygus (Genus) > recens (Species)
Family:
APATOPYGIDAE
Size/Grows to:
40mm
Distribution:
From Far North to Wellington and around Stewart Island and the South Island excluding the West Coast, from 2-150 metres
Geographical Range:
ACFE.
Notes:
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