This is not a Mollusc. Other non-Molluscan Phyla (Echinodermata, Brachiopoda etc) have been included to help identify species that may be mistaken for Mollusca, but actually are not.
Astrostole scabra (Hutton, 1872)
|Classification:||Echinodermata (Phylum) > Asterozoa (Subphylum) > Asteroidea (Class) > Forcipulatida (Order) > Asteriidae (Family) > Astrostole (Genus)|
|Synonyms:||(=scaber Hutton, 1872)|
|Distribution:||Throughout NZ including the Chathams and Snares Islands. Also recorded from Australia|
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Note: Localities are approximate, and represent only some of the known localities for the species.