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