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Species List for Family: Leptochitonidae
Mollusca (Phylum) > Polyplacophora (Class) > Neoloricata (Subclass) > Lepidopleurida (Order) > Leptochitonidae (Family)
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  • Family: Leptochitonidae

  • Leptochiton deecresswellae Anseeuw & Terryn, 2002
    Chiton, Marine, Endemic
    Off east Otago Heads, edge of Papanui Canyon, 600 metres FE.
  • Leptochiton finlayi (Ashby, 1929)
    =Lepidopleurus (Leptochiton) finlayi Ashby, 1929, =Lepidopleurus finlayi Ashby, 1929
    Length 8.5mm, Width 4mm, Chiton, Marine, Endemic
    South and Stewart Island. Otago Heads. Also recorded from off East Cape ACFE.
  • Leptochiton inquinatus (Reeve, 1847)
    =Chiton inquinatus Reeve, 1847, =Lepidopleurus iredalei Ashby, 1921, =Terenochiton inquinatus (Reeve, 1847)
    Length 14mm, Width 7mm, Chiton, Marine, Endemic
    North Island. Intertidal under stones ACFAnE.
  • Leptochiton kerguelensis Haddon, 1886
    =Lepidopleurus kerguelensis (Haddon, 1886), =Leptochiton papenstecheri Pfeffer, 1886, =Terenochiton kerguelensis (Haddon, 1886)
    Length 8mm, Width 4mm, Chiton, Marine
    Macquarie Island. On intertidal rocks An
  • Leptochiton otagoensis (Iredale & Hull, 1929)
    =Terenochiton otagoensis Iredale & Hull, 1929
    Length 7mm, Width 3.5mm, Chiton, Marine, Endemic
    South Island. Otago. Under stones just below high water mark FE.
  • Leptochiton subantarcticus (Iredale & Hull, 1930)
    =Parachiton subantarcticus Iredale & Hull, 1930
    Chiton, Marine, Endemic
    Auckland Islands, 175 metres FMAnE.
  • Parachiton mestayerae Iredale, 1914
    =Leptochiton (Parachiton) mestayerae (Iredale, 1914), =Leptochiton mestayerae (Iredale, 1914)
    Chiton, Marine, Endemic
    Kermadec Islands. Intertidal to 45 metres under stones KE.
  • Parachiton textilis Powell, 1937
    =Leptochiton (Parachiton) textilis (Powell, 1937), =Leptochiton textilis (Powell, 1937)
    Chiton, Marine, Endemic
    Off Three Kings Islands and off East Cape AE.
  • Terenochiton norfolcensis (Hedley & Hull, 1912)
    =Lepidopleurus (Terenochiton) subtropicalis Iredale, 1914, =Lepidopleurus catenatus Hedley & Hull, 1912, =Lepidopleurus norfolcensis Hedley & Hull, 1912, =Leptochiton norfolcensis (Hedley & Hull, 1912), =Leptochiton norfolcensis subtropicalis (Iredale, 1914)
    Chiton, Marine
    Kermadec Islands. Intertidal to shallow subtidal under stones K
Key to Geographical Ranges
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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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