General Description

Body colour variable, including yellow-orange and red-brown. Five arms, rounded at the tips. Arm up to 12 cm long.


Five-armed Sea Stars feed on ascidians and bivalves. The colour pattern of this sea star is sometimes similar to the introduced Northern Pacific Sea Star, but the introduced species has pointed arms and pointed spines.


South-eastern Australia.


Rock and sandy areas, under rocks and in the open, to depth of 143 m.

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