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Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Vetigastropoda (Subclass) > Trochida (Order) > Trochoidea (Superfamily) > Trochidae (Family) > Cantharidinae (Subfamily) > Micrelenchus (Genus)
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  • Genus: Micrelenchus

  • Micrelenchus burchorum B.A. Marshall, 1998
    Height 26mm, Width 16mm, Marine, Endemic
    Off Three Kings Islands, 5-33 metres on algae. Middlesex Bank and King Bank, 7-805 metres AE.
  • Micrelenchus huttonii (E.A. Smith, 1876)
    Height 11.5mm, Marine, Endemic
    Bay of Islands south, and Stewart Island. 0-7 metres, Inhabits sheltered waters, especially Zostera, sea-grass, on tidal flats and sheltered rock pools ACFE.
  • Micrelenchus purpureus (Gmelin, 1791)
    Height 35mm, Width 21mm, Marine, Endemic
    North and South Island. On seaweed at low tide to about 120 metres ACE.
  • Micrelenchus sanguineus (Gray in Dieffenbach, 1843)
    Height 8mm, Width 7mm, Marine, Endemic
    North, South and Stewart Island ACFE.
  • Micrelenchus tenebrosus A. Adams, 1853
    Height 11mm, Width 10mm, Marine, Endemic, Coastal, open water on seaweed and under kelp holdfasts
    Southern North Island, South and Stewart Island. Under stones in coastal regions ACFE.
  • Micrelenchus tesselatus (A. Adams, 1851)
    Height 9mm, Width 8mm, Marine, Endemic
    North, South, Stewart and Chatham Islands ACFE.
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.
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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