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Key to 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
Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Heterobranchia (Subclass) > Nudibranchia (Order) > Aeolidioidea (Superfamily) > Glaucidae (Family) > Glaucilla (Genus)
Genus: Glaucillamap >
Glaucilla bennettae (Churchill, Valdés & Ó Foighil, 2014)
The cerata grow in multiple rows from each extension arch, while similar Glaucus atlanticus has cerata arranged in a single row around each arch. The foot of bennettae is uniformly dark blue, while that of atlanticus has a silver stripe down the middle. The tail of atlanticus is much longer too
Pelagic. Tropical Indo-Western Pacific. Recently recorded from the Far North, NZ A