NZ Mollusca
Phylum: Echinodermata

Ophiopteris antipodum E.A. Smith, 1877

Ophiopteris antipodum
Goat Island, Leigh, Northland, NZ ©predomalpha
Classification: Echinodermata - Asterozoa - Ophiuroidea - Myophiuroidea - Ophiacanthida - Ophiopteridae - Ophiopteris
Distribution: Bay of Islands, Northland to Stewart Island, low tide to over 100 metres [A.C.F.]
Notes: Endemic. Dark purple/brown colour
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.38)

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