NZ Mollusca

Chiton glaucus Gray, 1828

Chiton glaucus
Under stones at low tide
Classification: Polyplacophora - Loricata - Chitonida
Size/Grows to: Length 55mm, Width 35mm
Distribution: North, South and Stewart Island. Intertidal. Introduced to Tasmania and now established there [A.C.F.E.]
Some known Localities
  • Spirits Bay, Far North
  • Parengarenga Harbour, Far North
  • Bland Bay, Northland
  • Omapere, Hokianga, Northland
  • Waipu Cove, Northland
  • Puponga Point, Cornwallis, Manukau Harbour
  • Kaiaua, Firth of Thames
  • Mahia Peninsula, Hawkes Bay
  • Pakawau, Golden Bay, W Nelson
  • Te Awaiti, NE of Cape Palliser
  • Marfells Beach, near Cape Campbell, Marlborough
  • Taylors Mistake (Te Onepoto), near Lyttelton
  • Tirohanga, Nugget Point, Otago
  • Bathing Beach, Stewart Island
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References:
  • Powell, A.W.B. 1979: New Zealand Mollusca: Marine, Land and Freshwater Shells, Collins, Auckland (p.27)
  • Beu, A.G. 1977: New Zealand chitons, Cookia, 2(2) (p.45)

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