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Other non-Molluscan Phyla (Echinodermata, Brachiopoda etc) are being added to the checklist and photo sections of the website. This is to help identify species that may be mistaken for Mollusca, but are not.
Echinodermata (Phylum) > Asterozoa (Subphylum) > Ophiuroidea (Class)
Class: OPHIUROIDEA
Subclass: MYOPHIUROIDEA
Metophiurida
Ophintegrida
Amphilepidida
Ophionereidoidea
Ophionereis Lütken, 1859 Ophionereis reticulata (Say, 1825)
fasciata Hutton, 1872 A.C.F.E. photo
novaezelandiae Mortensen, 1936 A.
Amphiuroidea
Ophiocentrus Ljungman, 1876 (Ophiocentrus aculeatus Ljungman, 1867)
novaezelandiae Gilsén, 1926 A.C.E. photo
Ophiactoidea
Ophiactis Lütken, 1856 (Ophiactis krebsii Lütken, 1856)
resiliens Lyman, 1879 A.C.F. photo
Macrophiothrix H.L. Clark, 1938
oliveri (Benham, 1911) photo
Ophiothrix Müller & Troschel, 1840 (Ophiocoma rosula Forbes, 1839)
lepidus de Loriol, 1893 K.A.
Ophiolepidoidea
HEMIEURYALIDAE Verrill, 1899
Ophioplocus Lyman, 1861 (Ophiolepis imbricata Müller & Troschel, 1842) (=Ophioceres Koehler, 1922)
huttoni Farquhar, 1899 A.C.E. photo
Ophiacanthida
Clarkcoma Devaney, 1970 (Ophiocoma canaliculata Lütken, 1869)
bollonsi (Farquhar, 1908) A.C.F.
Ophiopteris E.A. Smith, 1877 (Ophiopteris antipodum E.A. Smith, 1877)
antipodum E.A. Smith, 1877 A.C.F.E. photo
Ophiodermatoidea
Cryptopelta H.L. Clark, 1909 (Ophiopeza aster Lyman, 1879)
tarltoni Baker, 1974 A.C.E.
Ophiopsammus Lütken, 1869 (Ophiopteza yoldii Lütken, 1856)
assimilis (Bell, 1888) K.A.
maculata (Verrill, 1869) A.C.F.E. photo
Ophiomyxa Müller & Troschel, 1840 (Ophiura pentagona Lamarck, 1816)
brevirima H.L. Clark, 1915 A.C.F.E.
Ophiopeza Peters, 1851 (Ophiopeza fallax Lütken, 1869)
cylindrica (Hutton, 1872) A.C.F.
Euryophiurida
Euryalida
Astrobrachion Doederlein, 1927 (Ophiocreas constrictus Farquhar, 1900)
constrictum (Farquhar, 1900) A.C.F.
Astroceras Lyman, 1879 (Astroceras pergamena Lyman, 1879)
elegans (Bell, 1917) A.C.F.
GORGONICEPHALIDAE Doderlein, 1911
Asteroporpa Örstedt & Lütken in Lütken, 1856 (Asteroporpa annulata Örstedt & Lütken in Lütken, 1856)
australiensis H.L. Clark, 1909 A.
Key to Geographical Ranges
NZ Map showing 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 approximation of the range of each species within New Zealand.
K=
Kermadec Islands
A=
Aupourian - Kaipara Harbour, north around North Cape, encompassing the Three Kings Islands and south to East Cape
C=
Cookian - Lower North Island and the northern part of the South Island
F=
Forsterian - Otago, Fiordland and Stewart Island
M=
Moriorian - Chatham Islands, Pitt Island
An=
Antipodean - Subantarctic Islands of New Zealand
Fw =
Freshwater
L =
Land
N =
North Island
S =
South Island
E =
Endemic
I =
Introduced
R =
Recent
Sf =
Subfossil
Fo =
Fossil