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Key to Geographical Ranges
The symbols K.A.C.F.M.An. are used to indicate the geographical range of the species. They have been adopted to give an approxomation of the range of each species within New Zealand.
Kermadec Islands
Aupourian - Kaipara Harbour, north around North Cape, encompassing the Three Kings Islands and south to East Cape
Cookian - Lower North Island and the northern part of the South Island
Forsterian - Otago, Fiordland and Stewart Island
Moriorian - Chatham Islands, Pitt Island
Antipodean - Subantarctic Islands of New Zealand
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Phylum Echinodermata, Subphylum Asterozoa, Class Asteroidea
Order Forcipulatida
Astrostole Fisher, 1923
rodolphi (Perrier, 1875) K.A.
scabra (Hutton, 1872) (=scaber Hutton, 1872) A.C.F.M.An. photo
Coscinasterias (Coscinasterias muricata Verrill, 1867)
muricata Verrill, 1867 A.C.F.
Sclerasterias Perrier, 1891
mollis (Hutton, 1872) K.A.C.F.An.
Allostichaster Verrill, 1914
insignis (Farquhar, 1895) C.F.An.E.
polyplax (Müller & Troschel, 1844) (=Tarsaster neozelanicus Farquhar) photo
Stichaster Müller & Troschel, 1840
australis (Verrill, 1867) A.C.F.M.An.E. photo
Order Paxillosida
Astropecten Gray, 1840 (Asterias aranciaca Linnaeus, 1758)
polyacanthus Müller & Troschel, 1842 K.A. photo
Psilaster Sladen, 1885 (Astropecten andromeda Mller & Troschel, 1842)
acuminatus Sladen, 1889
Luidia Forbes, 1839
maculata Müller & Troschel, 1842 (=australiae Döderlein, 1920) K.A.
Order Valvatida
Meridiastra O'Loughlin, 2002
mortenseni (O'Loughlin, Waters & Roy, 2002) A.C.F.E. photo
Patiriella Verrill, 1913 (Asterina regularis Verrill, 1867)
regularis (Verrill, 1867) A.C.F.M.E. photo
Stegnaster Sladen, 1889 (Pteraster inflatus Hutton, 1872)
inflatus (Hutton, 1872) A.C.F.E. photo
Asterodiscides A.M. Clark, 1974
truncatus (Coleman, 1911) K.A.
Diplodontias Fisher, 1908 (Pentagonaster dilatatus Perrier, 1875)
dilatatus (Perrier, 1875) C.F.An.E.
miliaris (Gray, 1847) C.F.E.
robustus (Fell, 1953) An.
Eurygonias Farquhar, 1913
hyalacanthus Farquhar, 1913 C.F.An.E.
Pentagonaster Gray, 1840
pulchellus Gray, 1840 (=abnormale Gray, 1840, =elegans Ayres, 1851) A.C.F.M.An.E.