NZ Mollusca
Phylum: Echinodermata

Centrostephanus rodgersii (A. Agassiz, 1864)

Centrostephanus rodgersii
At extreme low tide, Matai Bay, Karikari Peninsula, Northland, NZ
Centrostephanus rodgersii
At extreme low tide, Matai Bay, Karikari Peninsula, Northland, NZ
Classification: Echinodermata - Echinozoa - Echinoidea - Euechinoidea - Diadematoida - Diadematidae - Centrostephanus
Family: DIADEMATIDAE
Size/Grows to: 120mm
Distribution: North of the North Island, the east coast of Australia including Tasmania, New Caledonia, and Lord Howe Island, from 0-30 metres [K.A.]
Notes: Long hollow spines, brittle, and sharp
Some known Localities
  • Northern Matai Bay, before cliffs, Karikari Peninsula, Northland, 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.58)

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