Allostichaster insignis (Farquhar, 1895)
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) > Stichasteridae
(Family) > Allostichaster
(Genus) > insignis (Species)
Widespread in NZ but more common south of Cook Strait, also Auckland and Antipodes Islands
Marine, Endemic, Intertidal to subtidal, 6 arms