Plaxiphora (frembleya) egregia

Description 2

Small 15 to 26mm long, 13 to 18mm wide. Plates pale green. Front plate with 10 radial ridges, rear plate a single ridge. Other plates just 2 radial ridges. Plates patterned with front to back darker green parallel lines. Skirt/girdle yellowy-brown with tufts of bristles.

Distribution 2

Found under hold-fasts of giant kelp. Cook Strait, South Island, Stewart Island.

Synonyms 2

Acanthochaetes ovatus (Hutton, 1872)
Streptochiton tortuosus (Pilsbry, 1893)
Frembleya egregia (H. Adams, 1867)

References 2

New Zealand Mollusca, Marine Land and Freshwater Shells, A W B Powell, 1979

Sources and Credits

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More Info

iNaturalist NZ Map

Depth intertidal
Places Cook Strait, South Island, Stewart Island