Species List for Family: Asterinidae
Echinodermata (Phylum) > Asterozoa (Subphylum) > Asteroidea (Class) > Valvatacea (Superorder) > Valvatida (Order) > Asterinidae
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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(O'Loughlin, Waters & Roy, 2002)
Marine, Endemic, Very similar to Patiriella regularis
, but smoother appearance when wet
North, South and Stewart Islands ACFE.
Cushion Star, Marine, Endemic, 5 arms, sometimes 4 or 6, colour highly variable, sometimes mottled. Intertidal to sublittoral
North and South Islands, and Chatham Islands. Has spread to southern Australia and Tasmania ACFME.
Inflated Cushion Star, Marine, Endemic, 5 arms, hightly coloured and variable, red, orange, pink, yellow, green, and sometimes mottled. Intertidal to shallow subtidal
Throughout NZ, 0-35 metres ACFE.