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Micrelenchus huttonii (E.A. Smith, 1876)Species Images
On algae and rocks at low tide. Tahunanui estuary, Nelson, NZ. Height 8mm
On algae and rocks at low tide. Tahunanui estuary, Nelson, NZ. Height 10mm
Taxonomy: Micrelenchus huttonii (E.A. Smith, 1876)
Classification:
Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Vetigastropoda (Subclass) > Trochida (Order) > Trochoidea (Superfamily) > Trochidae (Family) > Cantharidinae (Subfamily) > Micrelenchus (Genus) > huttonii (Species)
Family: Subfamily:
TROCHIDAE: CANTHARIDINAE
Genus Synonyms:
=Cantharidus (Mawhero) B.A. Marshall, 1998
=Mawhero B.A. Marshall, 1998
=Micrelenchus (Mawhero) B.A. Marshall, 1998
=Micrelenchus (Micrelenchus) Finlay, 1926
=Trochus (Gibbium) Gray, 1843 (invalid, junior homonym of Gibbium Scopoli, 1777)
Synonymised Names:
=Cantharidus huttonii (E.A. Smith, 1876)
=Gibbula plumbea Hutton, 1878
=Micrelenchus (Micrelenchus) huttonii (E.A. Smith, 1876) accepted, alternate representation
=Trochus (Cantharidus) huttonii E.A. Smith, 1876
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Details: Micrelenchus huttonii (E.A. Smith, 1876)
Size/Grows to:
Height 11.5mm
Distribution:
Bay of Islands south, and Stewart Island. 0-7 metres, Inhabits sheltered waters, especially Zostera, sea-grass, on tidal flats and sheltered rock pools
Geographical Range:
ACFE.
Notes:
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