Australostichopus mollis (Hutton, 1872)
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) > Echinozoa (Subphylum) > Holothuroidea (Class) > Synallactida (Order) > Stichopodidae
(Family) > Australostichopus
(Genus) > mollis (Species)
about 30 cm
Throughout NZ from shallow rock pools to subtidal sandy mud bottoms. Also New South Wales coast around to southwestern Australia
Marine, Mottled light brown or black body, warty dorsal surface with numerous radial rows of ventral tube feet