Stellaster inspinosus, Perth, WA, Photo: Graham Edgar
Striking pink to blood-red species, which varies little in shape throughout its range. The species’ characteristic features include slightly rounded plates on the upper surface and pointed arms. Little is known of its biology.
Max Size: 14 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 17.4-23.3°C
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: Solitary (1 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