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Ophiactis resiliens Lyman, 1879Species Images
Goat Island, Leigh, Northland, NZ. inaturalist.nz ©predomalpha
Ophiactis resiliens Lyman, 1879
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) > Ophiactoidea (Superfamily) > Ophiactidae (Family) > Ophiactis (Genus) > resiliens (Species)
Family:
OPHIACTIDAE
Distribution:
Throughout New Zealand down to about 210 metres, also in the Tasman Sea and southern Australia down to 520 metres
Geographical Range:
ACF
Notes:
Marine, Well camouflaged, lives in interstices of irregular rock surfaces and algae holdfasts
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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