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.
Astropecten polyacanthus Müller & Troschel, 1842
|Classification:||Echinodermata (Phylum) > Asterozoa (Subphylum) > Asteroidea (Class) > Paxillosida (Order) > Astropectinidae (Family) > Astropecten (Genus)|
|Distribution:||Northern North Island to East Cape, NZ and Kermadec Islands. Also widespread in other areas of the Pacific|
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Note: Localities are approximate, and represent only some of the known localities for the species.