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Species List for Genus: Maoricrypta
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Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Caenogastropoda (Subclass) > Littorinimorpha (Order) > Calyptraeoidea (Superfamily) > Calyptraeidae (Family) > Maoricrypta (Genus)
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  • Genus: Maoricrypta

  • Maoricrypta costata (G.B. Sowerby I, 1824)
    Length 60mm, Width 40mm
    Ribbed Slipper Shell, Marine, Endemic
    Northland to Mahia, living intertidally to 47 metres, attached to undersides of rocks and on living Perna canaliculus
    ACE.
  • Maoricrypta kopua (B.A. Marshall, 2003)
    Length 28mm
    Marine, Endemic, Animal whitish, translucent
    Three Kings Islands to East Cape, 78-805 metres. Living within apertures of dead/hermit crabbed Gastropods
    AE.
  • Maoricrypta monoxyla (Lesson, 1831)
    Length 30mm, Width 25mm
    Smooth Slipper Shell, Marine, Endemic
    North Cape to Cape Runaway. Yellow animal, consistently lives on the outside of shells, intertidally to about 15 metres
    ACE.
  • Maoricrypta sodalis B.A. Marshall, 2003
    Length 37mm, Width 20mm
    Marine, Endemic, White animal. Typically found within apertures of dead gastropods
    North, South, Stewart, and Snares Islands, intertidally to 925 metres
    ACFE.
  • Maoricrypta youngi Powell, 1940
    Length 27mm, Width 22mm, Height 8mm
    Marine, Endemic
    North Cape to Cook Strait, living on Gastropods, at low tide to 88 metres
    ACE.
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