Ophiocentrus novaezelandiae Gilsén, 1926
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) > Ophiuroidea (Class) > Myophiuroidea (Subclass) > Metophiurida (Infraclass) > Ophintegrida (Superorder) > Amphilepidida (Order) > Amphiuroidea (Superfamily) > Amphiuridae
(Family) > Ophiocentrus
(Genus) > novaezelandiae (Species)
Predominantly North Island west coast to Cook Strait, and east coast Northland to Auckland
Marine, Endemic, On soft sandy or muddy substrates. Sublittoral to over 280 metres