NZ Mollusca

Aplysia (Varria) keraudreni Rang, 1828

Aplysia keraudreni
Alive in sandy rock pool, Far North, NZ, animal approx. 150mm
Classification: Mollusca - Gastropoda - Heterobranchia - Aplysiida - Aplysiidae: Aplysiinae - Aplysia (Varria)
Family: APLYSIIDAE: APLYSIINAE
Size/Grows to: Height 70mm, Width 52mm, Length 250mm (animal)
Distribution: North and South Islands. Also Society Islands [A.C.F.]
Some known Localities
  • Society Islands, South Pacific Ocean, (holotype)
  • Tapotupotu Bay, Far North, NZ
  • Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, NZ
  • Boat Harbour, Wellington, NZ
References:
  • Morley, M.S., Hayward, B.W. 2015: Intertidal records of 'sea slugs' (nudibranchs and allied opisthobranch gastropods) from northern North Island, New Zealand, Records of the Auckland Institute and Museum, 50 (p.58)
  • Powell, A.W.B. 1979: New Zealand Mollusca: Marine, Land and Freshwater Shells, Collins, Auckland (p.281)

Note: Localities are approximate, and represent only some of the known localities for the species.