NZ Mollusca

Aphelodoris luctuosa (Cheeseman, 1882)

Aphelodoris luctuosaTapotupotu Bay, Far North, in a rock pool at low tide, ~40mm
Aphelodoris luctuosaIn rock pools, Tapotupotu Bay, Far North, NZ, ~40mm
Classification: Mollusca - Gastropoda - Heterobranchia - Nudibranchia - Dorididae - Aphelodoris
Size/Grows to: Length 75mm (animal)
Distribution: Throughout New Zealand [A.C.F.E.]
Some known Localities
  • Tapotupotu Bay, Far North, NZ
  • Barren Arch, Tawhiti Rahi, Poor Knights Islands, Northland, NZ
  • 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.66)
  • Willan, R.C., Morton, J.E. 1984 Opisthobranchia, Marine Molluscs, University of Auckland, Leigh Marine Laboratory, 2 (p.88)
  • Powell, A.W.B. 1979 New Zealand Mollusca: Marine, Land and Freshwater Shells, Collins, Auckland (p.287)

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