Can usually, but not always, be distinguished from the other six-armed stars by its dark colouration of browns and greens. The paired surface skin papulae extend about three-quarters of the way down each arm ridge before they become single, and it has fine spinelets along the margins.
Max Size: 8 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 14.9-23.3°C
Habitat: Rocky Reef
IUCN Threat Status: Not Evaluated
Occurrence: Frequent (18% 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 (6 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