NZ Mollusca
Phylum: Echinodermata

Ophiactis resiliens Lyman, 1879

Ophiactis resiliens
Goat Island, Leigh, Northland, NZ ©predomalpha
Classification: Echinodermata - Asterozoa - Ophiuroidea - Myophiuroidea - Amphilepidida - Ophiactidae - Ophiactis
Distribution: Throughout New Zealand down to about 210 metres, also in the Tasman Sea and southern Australia down to 520 metres [A.C.F.]
Notes: Well camouflaged, lives in interstices of irregular rock surfaces and algae holdfasts
Some known Localities
  • Goat Island Bay, Leigh, Auckland, 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.36)

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