Ophidiaster confertus, Port Stephens, NSW, Photo: Tom Davis
Ophidiaster confertus, Lord Howe Is, NSW, Photo: Andrew Green
Long orange arms that are rounded in cross-section. They bend sinuously over the reef surface, and often have their tips missing.
Max Size: 30 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 18.7-25.6°C
Habitat: Rocky Reef
IUCN Threat Status: Not Evaluated
Occurrence: Common (38% 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 (8 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