Species List for Genus: Ophionereis
Echinodermata (Phylum) > Asterozoa (Subphylum) > Ophiuroidea (Class) > Myophiuroidea (Subclass) > Metophiurida (Infraclass) > Ophintegrida (Superorder) > Amphilepidida (Order) > Ophionereidoidea (Superfamily) > Ophionereididae
(Family) > Ophionereis
Other non-Molluscan Phyla (Echinodermata, Brachiopoda etc) are being added to the checklist and photo sections of the website. This is to help identify species that may be mistaken for Mollusca, but are not.
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Common Brittle Star, Marine, Endemic, On open shores down to about 300m deep
Throughout NZ ACFE.
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
From Three Kings Islands to East Cape, NZ. Also from southern Australia from 17-585 metres A