Quick Search
Species List for Family: Clypaeasteridae
new - toggle list/grid view >
Echinodermata (Phylum) > Echinozoa (Subphylum) > Echinoidea (Class) > Euechinoidea (Subclass) > Clypeasteroida (Order) > Clypaeasteridae (Family)
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.
Filter region:
(greyed out images not recorded from filtered region)
  • Family: Clypaeasteridae

  • Clypeaster australasiae (Gray, 1851)
    150mm, Marine
    From 0-130 metres KA
  • Clypeaster tumidus (Tenison-Woods, 1878)
    Diameter 150mm, Marine, Lives from about 20-180 metres
    Off north-east NZ, also Norfolk, Lord Howe Island and Australia A
  • Fellaster zelandiae (Gray, 1855)
    100mm, Sand Dollar, Marine, Live on sand or buried very shallow in sand from low tide to about 100 metres
    Throughout the North and most of the South Island. Also the east coast of Australia including Tasmania ACF
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