Species Images
A juvenile with only 6 arms, under a rock at low tide, Tapotupotu Bay, Far North, NZ
A juvenile with only 6 arms, under a rock at low tide, Tapotupotu Bay, Far North, NZ
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.
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
Phylum: Echinodermata

Coscinasterias muricata Verrill, 1867

Classification:Echinodermata (Phylum) > Asterozoa (Subphylum) > Asteroidea (Class) > Forcipulatida (Order) > Asteriidae (Family) > Coscinasterias (Genus)
Family:ASTERIIDAE
Distribution:Found throughout mainland NZ and Australia
Geographical Range:ACF
Notes:
Pale orange, grey/blue with 11 arms. Intertidal to sublittoral
 
References and Publications:
  • Mills, S., Neill, K., Anderson, O., Davey, N. 2017: Extraordinary Echinoderms. A guide to the echinoderms of New Zealand. Version 2, Niwa Guides (p.18)

Note: Localities are approximate, and represent only some of the known localities for the species.