General Description

Arms 5, wide at disc tapering to thin tips. Surface covered with separated "tables" each with small wedge-shaped granules around the edge. Disc and arms red to orange, sometimes mottled by some lighter and darker tables. Centre to arm tip up to 13 cm.


This seastar mainly eats sponges and ascidians that are covering rocks. It is one of the most common seastars in Victoria and Tasmania, often seen on exposed reefs, but is less common elsewhere in its range.


Southern Australian coasts.


On rocky substrates, to depth of 230 m.

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