The asterodiscid sea star Asterodiscides japonicus Oguro, 1991 (Asteroidea: Valvatida) is recorded based on a total of three specimens collected from off Oko – gashima Island, Kagoshima Bay and off Nagashima Island, Yatsushiro Sea. This study represents the first records of A. japonicus from off the Kagoshima main – land and the adjacent islands based on the specimens.

鹿児島湾及び八代海から採集された ヤマトナンカイヒトデ Asterodiscides japonicus Oguro, 1991 (ヒトデ綱アカヒトデ目ナンカイヒトデ科)(上野大輔・西田和記・出羽尚子・松岡翠)