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Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Vetigastropoda (Subclass) > Trochida (Order) > Trochoidea (Superfamily) > Trochidae (Family) > Cantharidinae (Subfamily) > Micrelenchus (Genus)
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  • Genus: Micrelenchus

  • Micrelenchus burchorum B.A. Marshall, 1998
    Height 26mm, Width 16mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Off Three Kings Islands, 5-33 metres on algae. Middlesex Bank and King Bank, 7-805 metres
    AE.
  • Micrelenchus huttonii (E.A. Smith, 1876)
    Height 11.5mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Bay of Islands south, and Stewart Island. 0-7 metres, Inhabits sheltered waters, especially Zostera, sea-grass, on tidal flats and sheltered rock pools
    ACFE.
  • Micrelenchus purpureus (Gmelin, 1791)
    Height 35mm, Width 21mm
    Marine, Endemic
    North and South Island. On seaweed at low tide to about 120 metres
    ACE.
  • Micrelenchus sanguineus (Gray in Dieffenbach, 1843)
    Height 8mm, Width 7mm
    Marine, Endemic
    North, South and Stewart Island
    ACFE.
  • Micrelenchus tenebrosus A. Adams, 1853
    Height 11mm, Width 10mm
    Marine, Endemic, Coastal, open water on seaweed and under kelp holdfasts
    Southern North Island, South and Stewart Island. Under stones in coastal regions
    ACFE.
  • Micrelenchus tesselatus (A. Adams, 1851)
    Height 9mm, Width 8mm
    Marine, Endemic
    North, South, Stewart and Chatham Islands
    ACFE.
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