NZ Mollusca
Phylum: Echinodermata

Patiriella regularis (Verrill, 1867)

Patiriella regularis
Under rocks in shallow rock pools, Far North, NZ, 40-50mm diameter
Classification: Echinodermata - Asterozoa - Asteroidea - Valvatida - Asterinidae - Patiriella
Distribution: North and South Islands, and Chatham Islands. Has spread to southern Australia and Tasmania [A.C.F.M.]
Notes: Cushion Star. Endemic. 5 arms, sometimes 4 or 6, colour highly variable, sometimes mottled. Intertidal to sublittoral
Some known Localities
  • Henderson Bay, Far North, NZ
  • Evans Bay, Wellington, NZ
  • Mills, S., Neill, K., Anderson, O., Davey, N. 2017: Extraordinary Echinoderms. A guide to the echinoderms of New Zealand. Version 2, Niwa Guides (p.24)

Note: Localities are approximate, and represent only some of the known localities for the species.