NZ Mollusca
Phylum: Echinodermata

Fellaster zelandiae (Gray, 1855)

Fellaster zelandiae
Cornwallis, Manukau Harbour, Auckland, NZ inaturalist.nz ©predomalpha
Classification: Echinodermata - Echinozoa - Echinoidea - Euechinoidea - Clypeasteroida - Clypaeasteridae - Fellaster
Family: CLYPAEASTERIDAE
Size/Grows to: 100mm
Distribution: Throughout the North and most of the South Island. Also the east coast of Australia including Tasmania [A.C.F.]
Notes: Sand Dollar. Live on sand or buried very shallow in sand from low tide to about 100 metres
Some known Localities
  • Cornwallis, Manukau Harbour, Auckland, 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.57)

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