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Mollusca (Phylum) > Polyplacophora (Class) > Neoloricata (Subclass) > Chitonida (Order) > Acanthochitonina (Suborder) > Cryptoplacoidea (Superfamily) > Acanthochitonidae (Family) > Notoplax (Genus)
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  • Genus: Notoplax

  • 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)
    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.
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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