Orange Feather Star

Cenolia trichoptera (Müller, 1846)

This common feather star is often seen by divers with only the long arms being visable whilst the body remains hidden under rocks or within crevices. It is these arms that stand out with colours ranging from yellows to oranges and browns. Adults may have 10 to 25 arms.

How to identify Cenolia trichoptera?

What habitats does Cenolia trichoptera live in?

Can be found on rocky reefs out to a deopth of around 70m

What is the distribution of Cenolia trichoptera?

Southern Australia including around Tasmania

How big does Cenolia trichoptera grow?

Arms can grow up to around 23cm long

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