Astrostole scabra (Hutton, 1872)
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.
Echinodermata (Phylum) > Asterozoa (Subphylum) > Asteroidea (Class) > Forcipulatacea (Superorder) > Forcipulatida (Order) > Asteriidae
(Family) > Astrostole
(Genus) > scabra (Species)
(=scaber Hutton, 1872)
Throughout NZ including the Chathams and Snares Islands. Also recorded from Australia
Marine, Orange, dark red, blue-grey, with 7 arms