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Ophionereis novaezelandiae Mortensen, 1936
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) > Ophionereidoidea (Superfamily) > Ophionereididae (Family) > Ophionereis (Genus) > novaezelandiae (Species)
Family:
OPHIONEREIDIDAE
Distribution:
From Three Kings Islands to East Cape, NZ. Also from southern Australia from 17-585 metres
Geographical Range:
A
Notes:
Marine, Disc creamy white, sometimes speckled with orange, plates bordered by orange/light brown, arms banded orange and white with two white dots on edge of each dorsal armplate
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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