Large orange seastar that is locally abundant in the lower reaches of the Swan estuary. Little is known of the habits of this species; however, it is thought to feed on bacteria and other microbes associated with the surface of the sediment.
Max Size: 19 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 17.1-23.7°C
Habitat: Soft sediment
IUCN Threat Status: Not Evaluated
Occurrence: Widespread (100% of sites)
Occurrence describes how often the species is found on surveys within its distribution.
It is calculated as the % of reef sites surveyed by RLS divers across all the ecoregions in which the species has been observed
Abundance: Several (5 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.
Edit by: GJ Edgar. 2008. Australian Marine Life. New Holland, Sydney