North, South and Stewart Island. In shell sand and alive on under sides of stones. Also recently recorded from the Chatham Islands
References and Publications
Marshall, B.A., Walton, K. 2015 New records of intertidal and shallow sub-tidal (to 30 m) Mollusca from the Chatham Islands, Cookia, 27 (p.3)
Geiger, D.L. 2012Monograph of the Little Slit Shells 1, Introduction, Scissurellidae, Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, Santa Barbara, CA (p.627)
Marshall, B.A. 1993 The systematic position of Larochea Finlay, 1927, and introduction of a new genus and two new species (Gastropoda: Scissurellidae), Journal of Molluscan Studies, 59 (p.286)
McLean, J.H. 1989 New slit-limpets (Scissurellacea and Fissurellacea) from hydrothermal vents. Part 1: Systematic descriptions and comparisons based on shell and radular characters, Contributions in Science, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, 407 (p.3)
Powell, A.W.B. 1979New Zealand Mollusca: Marine, Land and Freshwater Shells, Collins, Auckland (p.35)
Key to 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.
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