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Echinoderms from Southern New Zealand

Ophiomastus stellamaris sp. nov

Ophiomastus stellamaris sp. nov.

Ophiomastus stellamaris sp. nov.

Fig. 23.—Aboral view. Fig. 24.—Lateral view of disc and base of arm, seen from radial aspect, to show its hemispherical tumidity. Fig. 25.—Adoral view. Figs. 26 and 27.—Aboral and oblique lateral views of young individual, showing large primary plates.

Figs. 23 to 25 to scale shown below. Figs. 26 and 27 to scale at right.

Abbreviations: A, adoral plate. D, upper arm-plate. DC, primary dorso-central plate of disc. I, primary interradial plate of disc. L, lateral arm-plate. O, oral shield. OP, oral papillae. R, primary radial plate of disc. S, radial shield. SP, spine of lateral arm-plate. TE, tentacle-scale. V, lower arm-plate.