Eight-armed Cushion Star

Meridiastra calcar (Lamarck, 1816)

Usually eight arms merged with the disc, The surface can be any colour or combination of colours, while the oral side is uniformly pale

How to identify Meridiastra calcar?

What habitats does Meridiastra calcar live in?

Rocky reefs, seagrass meadows and tidal pools, to depth of 10 m

What is the distribution of Meridiastra calcar?

Australian coasts from Western Australia's south coast to Queensland's coast off Currumbin, while including Tasmania, South Australia, Victoria and New South Wales

How big does Meridiastra calcar grow?

This sea star attains a maximum diameter from arm tip to arm tip of 5 cm-10 cm

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