NZ Mollusca
Phylum: Echinodermata

Meridiastra mortenseni (O'Loughlin, Waters & Roy, 2002)

Meridiastra mortenseni
Matapouri, Northland, NZ
Classification: Echinodermata - Asterozoa - Asteroidea - Valvatida - Asterinidae - Meridiastra
Family: ASTERINIDAE
Distribution: North, South and Stewart Islands [A.C.F.]
Notes: Endemic. Very similar to Patiriella regularis, but smoother appearance when wet
Some known Localities
  • Matapouri, 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.26)

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