NZ Mollusca
Phylum: Echinodermata

Ophionereis fasciata Hutton, 1872

Ophionereis fasciata
Under rocks at low tide in sheltered gut, Far North, NZ
Ophionereis fasciata
Under rocks at low tide, Far North, NZ
Ophionereis fasciata
Underside of animal, Far North, NZ
Classification: Echinodermata - Asterozoa - Ophiuroidea - Myophiuroidea - Amphilepidida - Ophionereididae - Ophionereis
Family: OPHIONEREIDIDAE
Distribution: Throughout NZ [A.C.F.]
Notes: Common Brittle Star. Endemic. On open shores down to about 300m deep
Some known Localities
  • Henderson Bay, Far North, NZ
References:
  • Mills, S., Neill, K., Anderson, O., Davey, N. 2017: Extraordinary Echinoderms. A guide to the echinoderms of New Zealand. Version 2, Niwa Guides (p.44)

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