Echinodermata (Phylum) > Asterozoa (Subphylum) > Asteroidea (Class)
> Forcipulatida (Order)
> Stichasteridae (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 actually are not.
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Marine, Endemic. Intertidal to subtidal, 6 arms
Widespread in NZ but more common south of Cook Strait, also Auckland and Antipodes Islands CFAnE.
Reef Starfish. Marine, Endemic. Purple-pink and apricot colour with 11 arms
Throughout NZ, Chatham and Snares Islands ACFMAnE.