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Genus: Melanochlamys

  • Melanochlamys cylindrica Cheeseman, 1881
    Shell Height 6mm, Width 5mm. Animal 15-20mm, Marine, Endemic. A dark/black animal with a small white internal shell
    North and South Islands ACFE.
  • Melanochlamys lorrainae (Rudman, 1968)
    Height 8.5mm, Marine, Endemic. White animal
    North and South Islands. Auckland and West Nelson ACE.
  • Melanochlamys virgo (Rudman, 1968)
    Height 8.5mm, Marine, Endemic
    Northland. Off Cavalli Islands, 90 metres AE.
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 approxomation 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