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Additions to the asteroid fauna of New Zealand: families Benthopectinidae, Odontasteridae, Asteriidae and Brisingidae; with notes on Porcellanaster caeruleus Wyville Thomson (Family Porcellanasteridae)
McKnight, D.G. (1973). Additions to the asteroid fauna of New Zealand: families Benthopectinidae, Odontasteridae, Asteriidae and Brisingidae; with notes on Porcellanaster caeruleus Wyville Thomson (Family Porcellanasteridae). NZOI Records 1(16): 219-240
In: NZOI Records. New Zealand Oceanographic Institute: Wellington. ISSN 0110-618X, more

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  • McKnight, D.G.

Abstract
    Eight species or asteroids are added to the New Zealand fauna including new species in the genera Cheiraster and Odontaster with other local representatives, as well as new species in the genera Hoplaster, Perissasterias, Brisingella and Craterobrisinga which are new to the fauna. In addition a new genus is erected in the Asteriidae. Notes are also given on juvenile Porcellanaster caeruleus Wyville Thomson and on Cosmasterias dyscrita H.L. Clark.

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