NZ Mollusca

Acanthochitona zelandica (Quoy & Gaimard, 1835)

Acanthochitona zelandicaHenderson Bay, Far North. Under rocks at low tide, 20mm
Acanthochitona zelandicaOut of water at low tide, Henderson Bay, Far North, NZ, Approx. 15mm
Acanthochitona zelandicaOut of water at low tide, Henderson Bay, Far North, NZ, Approx. 20mm
Classification: Mollusca - Polyplacophora - Neoloricata - Chitonida - Acanthochitonidae - Acanthochitona
Family: ACANTHOCHITONIDAE
Size/Grows to: Length 31mm, Width 20mm
Distribution: North, South, Stewart and Auckland Islands. Intertidal under stones and in rock pools [A.C.F.An.E.]
Some known Localities
  • Henderson Bay Point, Far North, NZ
  • Henderson Bay, Far North, NZ
  • Golden Bay, NW Nelson, NZ, Dredged
References:
  • Powell, A.W.B. 1979 New Zealand Mollusca: Marine, Land and Freshwater Shells, Collins, Auckland (p.30)

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