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Benhamina obliquata (G.B. Sowerby I, 1825)Species Images
On high tidal rocks, Otago, NZ. 53mm
Observed at low-mid tide on exposed boulders, Otago, NZ
Taxonomy: Benhamina obliquata (G.B. Sowerby I, 1825)
Classification:
Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Heterobranchia (Subclass) > Euthyneura (Infraclass) > Tectipleura (Subterclass) > Siphonarimorpha (Superorder) > Siphonariida (Order) > Siphonarioidea (Superfamily) > Siphonariidae (Family) > Benhamina (Genus) > obliquata (Species)
Family:
SIPHONARIIDAE
Genus Synonyms:
=Siphonaria (Benhamina) Finlay, 1926
Synonymised Names:
=Siphonaria (Benhamina) obliquata G.B. Sowerby I, 1825
=Siphonaria obliquata G.B. Sowerby I, 1825
=Siphonaria scutellum Deshayes, 1839
Details: Benhamina obliquata (G.B. Sowerby I, 1825)
Size/Grows to:
Length 65mm, Width 44mm
Distribution:
Cook Strait southwards. Stewart and Auckland Islands
Geographical Range:
CFAnE.
Notes:
Siphon Limpet, Marine, Endemic
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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