NZ Mollusca

Berthellina citrina (Rüppell & Leuckart, 1828)

Berthellina citrina
Under low tidal rock, Henderson Bay, Far North, NZ, animal 30-35mm
Berthellina citrina
Under low tidal rock, Henderson Bay, Far North, NZ
, animal 30-35mm
Berthellina citrina
Under low tidal rock, Henderson Bay, Far North, NZ
, animal 30-35mm
Classification: Mollusca - Gastropoda - Heterobranchia - Pleurobranchomorpha - Pleurobranchidae - Berthellina
Family: PLEUROBRANCHIDAE
Size/Grows to: Shell length 13mm
Distribution: Northland east coast, from Three Kings to East Cape. Low intertidal to approx. 60 metres [K.A.]
Notes: Has a small internal shell
Some known Localities
  • Henderson Bay, Far North, NZ
  • Mathesons Bay, Leigh, Northland, 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.65)
  • 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)
  • Willan, R.C. 1983: New Zealand side-gilled sea slugs (Opisthobranchia: Notaspidea: Pleurobranchidae), Malacologia, 23(2) (p.228)
  • Powell, A.W.B. 1979: New Zealand Mollusca: Marine, Land and Freshwater Shells, Collins, Auckland (p.282)

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