Intertidal Zone - Rockpool Life NZ

This guide contains what is often found in the rockpools and crevices exposed after the high tide including crabs, shellfish, starfish, fish, seaweeds, chitons, limpets and other creatures.

New Zealand Hermit Crab 1
Pagurus novizealandiae
Red Rock Crab 1
Plagusia chabrus
Paddle Crab 2
Ovalipes catharus
Purple Rock Crab 3
Leptograpsus variegatus
Ragged Seahare 1
Bursatella leachii
Neptune's Necklace 1
Hormosira banksii
Common flapjack 1
Carpophyllum maschalocarpum
Bluish Top Shell 7
Diloma nigerrima
Blue-banded Periwinkle 1
Austrolittorina antipodum
Southern Creeper 1
Zeacumantus subcarinatus
Large Horn Shell 1
Zeacumantus lutulentus
Mud Whelk 8
Cominella glandiformis
Tortoiseshell Limpet 6
Cellana radians
Ornate Limpet 9
Cellana ornata
Snakeskin Chiton 9
Sypharochiton pelliserpentis
Seven-armed star 13
Astrostole scabra
Eleven-armed Seastar 9
Coscinasterias muricata
Reef Starfish 12
Stichaster australis
Glass Shrimp 1
Palaemon affinis
Common triplefin 1
Forsterygion lapillum

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