General Description

5 arms, deeply incurved so that ends of rays become finger-like arms. Disc and arms uniform red or orange or yellow, frequently with white edges to the dorsal plates. Centre to arm tip up to 8 cm.


Vermillion Sea Stars feed on encrusting invertebrates and sponges. Though it is quite commonly seen, and often photographed, almost nothing else is known about this species.


Southern Australian coasts.


On rocky substrates, to depth of 160 m.

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