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Species List for Genus: Ophiopsammus
Echinodermata (Phylum) > Asterozoa (Subphylum) > Ophiuroidea (Class) > Myophiuroidea (Subclass) > Metophiurida (Infraclass) > Ophintegrida (Superorder) > Ophiacanthida (Order) > Ophiodermatoidea (Superfamily) > Ophiodermatidae (Family) > Ophiopsammus (Genus)
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  • Genus: Ophiopsammus

  • Ophiopsammus assimilis (Bell, 1888)
    Marine, Red/dark orange disc with banded red and white arms towards tip
    Northern North Island, NZ and Kermadec Islands. Also recorded from Australia KA
  • Ophiopsammus maculata (Verrill, 1869)
    Marine, Endemic, Dark crimson with distinctive small red spots over entire dorsal surface and ventral disc
    Throughout NZ, from Northland to Stewart Island, from low tide ACFE.
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