Dark-tipped Button Star

Meridiastra atyphoida (H.L. Clark, 1916)

A small pentagonal shaped seastar with a variable body pattern and colouring the tips of each arm are dark in colour.

This is a lesser seen member of this family of seastars and as such little is known about it.

How to identify Meridiastra atyphoida?

What habitats does Meridiastra atyphoida live in?

Under-surface of rocks, to depth of 59 m

What is the distribution of Meridiastra atyphoida?

Southern Australia including around Tasmania

How big does Meridiastra atyphoida grow?

Centre to arm tip up to 2 cm

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