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Taxonomy
Family:
HALIOTIDAE
Full Classification:
Mollusca (Phylum)
> Gastropoda (Class)
> Vetigastropoda (Subclass)
> Lepetelllida (Order)
> Haliotoidea (Superfamily)
> Haliotidae (Family)
> Haliotis (Genus)
> australis (Species)
Genus Synonyms:
=Haliotis (Padollus) Montfort, 1810
=Haliotis (Paua) Fleming, 1952
=Haliotis (Sulculus) H. & A. Adams, 1854
Synonymised Names:
=Haliotis aleata Röding, 1798
=Haliotis costata Swainson, 1822
=Haliotis rugosoplicata Schumacher, 1817
Images: Haliotis australis Gmelin, 1791
Dead, in beach drift, Rarawa, Far North, NZ. 73mm
Alive below low tide in a shaded crevice, Tapotupotu Bay, Far North, NZ. 60-70mm
Alive at extreme low tide in a rock crevice, Tapotupotu Bay, Far North, NZ. 70-80mm
Taxonomy
Family:
HALIOTIDAE
Full Classification:
Mollusca (Phylum)
> Gastropoda (Class)
> Vetigastropoda (Subclass)
> Lepetelllida (Order)
> Haliotoidea (Superfamily)
> Haliotidae (Family)
> Haliotis (Genus)
> australis (Species)
Genus Synonyms:
=Haliotis (Padollus) Montfort, 1810
=Haliotis (Paua) Fleming, 1952
=Haliotis (Sulculus) H. & A. Adams, 1854
Synonymised Names:
=Haliotis aleata Röding, 1798
=Haliotis costata Swainson, 1822
=Haliotis rugosoplicata Schumacher, 1817
Details: Haliotis australis Gmelin, 1791
Size/Grows to:
Length 83mm, Width 55mm
Distribution:
North, South, Stewart, Chatham, Snares and Auckland Islands
Geographical Range:
ACFMAnE.
Notes:
Silver Paua, Yellow Foot Paua, Marine, Endemic, More corrugated sculpture than common Paua. Interior is silvery pink with bluish flecks. Animal is black with a yellow foot and tentacles
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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
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