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

  • 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.
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