Eastern Six-armed Star

Meridiastra oriens (O'Loughlin, Waters & Roy, 2003)

Typically has six arm rays merged with the disc and has a hexagonal shape. The colour is variable however the centre of the disc has a dark or black blotch on the top side and the feet are pale and not orange.

How to identify Meridiastra oriens?

What habitats does Meridiastra oriens live in?

Can be found under rocks out to a depth of around 30m

What is the distribution of Meridiastra oriens?

Eastern and south-eastern Australia including around Tasmania

How big does Meridiastra oriens grow?

Centre to arm tip up to 4 cm

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