Ophiactis resiliens Lyman, 1879
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) > Ophiactoidea (Superfamily) > Ophiactidae
(Family) > Ophiactis
(Genus) > resiliens (Species)
Throughout New Zealand down to about 210 metres, also in the Tasman Sea and southern Australia down to 520 metres
Marine, Well camouflaged, lives in interstices of irregular rock surfaces and algae holdfasts