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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.
Kermadec Islands
Aupourian - Kaipara Harbour, north around North Cape, encompassing the Three Kings Islands and south to East Cape
Cookian - Lower North Island and the northern part of the South Island
Forsterian - Otago, Fiordland and Stewart Island
Moriorian - Chatham Islands, Pitt Island
Antipodean - Subantarctic Islands of New Zealand
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Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Vetigastropoda (Subclass) > Lepetelllida (Order) > Haliotoidea (Superfamily) > Haliotidae (Family)
Genus: Haliotis (Padollus)map >
Length 83mm, Width 55mm, Silver Paua, Yellow Foot Paua. Endemic. More corrugated sculpture than common Paua. Interior is silvery pink with bluish flecks. Animal is black with a yellow foot and tentacles
North, South, Stewart, Chatham, Snares and Auckland Islands [ACFMAn]
Genus: Haliotis (Paua)map >
Haliotis (Paua) iris Gmelin, 1791
Length 150mm, Width 120mm, Paua, Black-footed Abalone. Endemic. Interior is brilliant irridescent colouration of blue and green. Exterior almost always encrusted with coralline algae. Animal is black with a dark grey foot
North, South & Chatham Islands [ACFM]
Length 73mm, Width 45mm, Endemic. Exterior light reddish brown with greenish stripes. Interior irridescent predominantly red or green. Sculpture of narrow, weakly-developed spiral ribs, poorly developed lamellae. Animal is pale with a white foot
Southern part of North Island, South and Stewart Island [ACF]
Length 47mm, Width 28mm, Endemic. Very fine and narrow spiral ribs, strong lamellae
Northland Peninsula to Mahia [AC]
Length 64mm, Width 45mm, Endemic. Spiral ribbing wider than virginea, but weaker than stewartae
Campbell and Auckland Islands [An]
Length 54mm, Width 38mm, Endemic. Has a off-white to yellow foot
Chatham Islands [M]
Length 65mm, Endemic. Strong, widely separated spiral ribs, and brick red exterior surface
Antipodes and Bounty Islands [An]