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Patiriella regularis (Verrill, 1867)Species Images
Under rocks in shallow rock pools, Far North, NZ. 40-50mm diameter
Patiriella regularis (Verrill, 1867)
Phylum: Echinodermata
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 are not.
Classification:
Echinodermata (Phylum) > Asterozoa (Subphylum) > Asteroidea (Class) > Valvatacea (Superorder) > Valvatida (Order) > Asterinidae (Family) > Patiriella (Genus) > regularis (Species)
Family:
ASTERINIDAE
Distribution:
North and South Islands, and Chatham Islands. Has spread to southern Australia and Tasmania
Geographical Range:
ACFME.
Notes:
Cushion Star, Marine, Endemic, 5 arms, sometimes 4 or 6, colour highly variable, sometimes mottled. Intertidal to sublittoral
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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