NZ Mollusca

Dolabrifera brazieri G.B. Sowerby II, 1870

Dolabrifera brazieri
Under a rock in a shallow pool, Henderson Bay, Far North, NZ, 120-140mm
Dolabrifera brazieri
In shallow rock pool at low tide, Northland, ~120mm
Dolabrifera brazieri
In rock pools at low tide, Far North, NZ, Animal 80-100 mm
Classification: Mollusca - Gastropoda - Heterobranchia - Aplysiida - Aplysiidae: Dolabriferinae - Dolabrifera
Family: APLYSIIDAE: DOLABRIFERINAE
Size/Grows to: Height 16mm, Width 7mm, Length 100mm (animal)
Distribution: Northland east coast. Also New South Wales, Australia and Kermadec Islands [K.A.]
Some known Localities
  • Kermadec Islands
  • Tapotupotu Bay, Far North, NZ
  • Henderson Bay, Far North, NZ
  • Matai Bay, Karikari Peninsula, Northland, NZ
  • New South Wales, Australia
  • McGregors Bay (Taiharuru), Whangarei, Northland, NZ, on silty gravel at low tide in gutters among rocks
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.61)
  • Brook, F.J., Marshall, B.A. 1998: The coastal molluscan fauna of the northern Kermadec Islands, southwest Pacific Ocean, Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand, 28 (p.231)
  • 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.