General Description

Body covered in skin, up to 6 thorny arm spines on the sides of each segment. Colour patterns varies, including green, orange or red, and often with mottled pattern. Disc up to 4 cm wide, arms up to 14 cm long.


These brittle stars are thought to feed on small crustaceans and algae. They are found under sponges on soft sediments as well as in rocky areas.


Pacific Ocean. Australian coasts.


Under rocks or in crevices on reefs and rocky shores, to depth of 250 m.

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