NZ Mollusca

Notoplax violacea (Quoy & Gaimard, 1835)

Notoplax violacea
Found under rocks at and below low tide
Classification: Polyplacophora - Loricata - Chitonida - Acanthochitonidae: Acanthochitoninae - Notoplax
Size/Grows to: Length 60mm, Width 35mm
Distribution: North, South and Chatham Islands. Low tide on under sides of boulders [A.C.F.M.]
Notes: Endemic
Some known Localities
  • Brampton Reef, Bay of Islands, Northland, NZ
  • Otamure Bay, Whananaki, Northland, NZ
  • Powell, A.W.B. 1979: New Zealand Mollusca: Marine, Land and Freshwater Shells, Collins, Auckland (p.31)

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