Species Images
Under stones below low tide, Henderson Bay, Far North, NZ. Approx 60-70mm across arms. Reproduced courtesy of inaturalist.nz ©tangatawhenua
Under stones below low tide, Henderson Bay, Far North, NZ. Approx 60-70mm across arms
Under stones below low tide, Henderson Bay, Far North, NZ. Approx 60-70mm across arms
Under stones below low tide, Henderson Bay, Far North, NZ. Approx 60-70mm across arms
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

Ophiocentrus novaezelandiae Gilsén, 1926

Classification:Echinodermata (Phylum) > Asterozoa (Subphylum) > Ophiuroidea (Class) > Myophiuroidea (Subclass) > Amphilepidida (Order) > Amphiuroidea (Superfamily) > Amphiuridae (Family) > Ophiocentrus (Genus)
Family:AMPHIURIDAE
Distribution:Predominantly North Island west coast to Cook Strait, and east coast Northland to Auckland
Geographical Range:AC
Notes:
Endemic. On soft sandy or muddy substrates. Sublittoral to over 280 metres
 
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.35)

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