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Taxonomy
Family:
CHILODONTAIDAE
Full Classification:
Mollusca (Phylum)
> Gastropoda (Class)
> Vetigastropoda (Subclass)
> Seguenziida (Order)
> Seguenzioidea (Superfamily)
> Chilodontaidae (Family)
> Herpetopoma (Genus)
> bellum (Species)
Synonymised Names:
=Euchelus bellus Hutton, 1873
=Huttonia iricolor Kirk, 1882
Images: Herpetopoma bellum (Hutton, 1873)
Syntype of Euchelus bellus Hutton, collected Chatham Island, NZ (M.000221). 6mm. © Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa (CC-BY-NC-ND)
Taxonomy
Family:
CHILODONTAIDAE
Full Classification:
Mollusca (Phylum)
> Gastropoda (Class)
> Vetigastropoda (Subclass)
> Seguenziida (Order)
> Seguenzioidea (Superfamily)
> Chilodontaidae (Family)
> Herpetopoma (Genus)
> bellum (Species)
Synonymised Names:
=Euchelus bellus Hutton, 1873
=Huttonia iricolor Kirk, 1882
Details: Herpetopoma bellum (Hutton, 1873)
Size/Grows to:
Width 6.5mm, Height 6.5mm
Distribution:
North Island and Chatham Islands
Geographical Range:
ACME.
Notes:
Marine, Endemic, Common under stones at low tide, often covered by a bright red or orange sponge
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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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