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Species List for Family: Acanthochitonidae
Mollusca (Phylum) > Polyplacophora (Class) > Neoloricata (Subclass) > Chitonida (Order) > Cryptoplacoidea (Superfamily) > Acanthochitonidae (Family)
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  • Family: Acanthochitonidae

  • Acanthochitona thileniusi (Thiele, 1909)
    Length 20mm, Width 10mm, Chiton, Marine, Endemic
    North Island, Tauranga. Sandbank in middle of harbour AE.
  • Acanthochitona zelandica (Quoy & Gaimard, 1835)
    Length 31mm, Width 20mm, Chiton, Hairy Chiton, Marine, Endemic
    North, South, Stewart and Auckland Islands. Intertidal under stones and in rock pools ACFAnE.
  • Notoplax aupouria Powell, 1937
    Chiton, Marine, Endemic
    Off Three Kings Islands, 92 metres AE.
  • Notoplax facilis Iredale & Hull, 1931
    Length 26mm, Width 12mm, Chiton, Marine, Endemic
    South Island. Otago, in deep rock pools ACFE.
  • Notoplax latalamina Dell, 1956
    Chiton, Marine, Endemic
    Cook Strait, off Stephen Island, 200 metres living on sponge CE.
  • Notoplax mariae (Webster, 1908)
    Length 35mm, Width 18mm, Chiton, Marine, Endemic
    North, South and Stewart Island. Low tide to about 40 metres ACFE.
  • Notoplax rubiginosa (Hutton, 1872)
    (=oliveri Ashby)
    Length 18mm, Width 10mm, Chiton, Marine, Endemic
    North, South, Stewart and Chatham Islands. 10-80 metres ACFME.
  • Notoplax violacea (Quoy & Gaimard, 1835)
    Length 60mm, Width 35mm, Chiton, Marine, Endemic
    North, South and Chatham Islands. Low tide on under sides of boulders ACFME.
  • Notoplax websteri (Powell, 1937)
    Chiton, Marine, Endemic
    Off Three Kings Islands, 92 metres AE.
  • Cryptoconchus porosus (Burow, 1815)
    Length 75mm, Width 35mm, Chiton, Marine, Endemic
    North, South, Stewart and Chatham Islands ACFME.
  • Pseudotonicia cuneata (Suter, 1908)
    Length 45mm, Width 22mm, Chiton, Marine, Endemic
    North and northern part of South Island. Low tide to about 7 metres ACE.
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