NZ Mollusca

Eudoxochiton nobilis (Gray in Dieffenbach, 1843)

Eudoxochiton nobilis
Henderson Bay, Far North, low intertidal in a tidal gut Reproduced courtesy of inaturalist.nz ©tangatawhenua
Classification: Mollusca - Polyplacophora - Neoloricata - Chitonida - Callochitonidae - Eudoxochiton
Family: CALLOCHITONIDAE
Size/Grows to: Length 110mm, Width 58mm
Distribution: North, South and Stewart Islands. At low water on exposed coastal rocks [K.A.C.F.]
Notes: Endemic
Some known Localities
  • Kermadec Islands
  • Henderson Bay, Far North, NZ
  • Puponga Point, Cornwallis, Manukau Harbour, Auckland, NZ
  • Stewart Island, NZ
References:
  • Hazelwood, B.F. Jul/2005: The Australasian Genus Eudoxochiton, Poirieria, 31 (p.14)
  • 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.210)
  • Powell, A.W.B. 1979: New Zealand Mollusca: Marine, Land and Freshwater Shells, Collins, Auckland (p.24)

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