Ocellate Seastar

Nectria ocellata Perrier, 1876

This five armed seastar has a wide disc that tappers into thin tips. The surface is covered with seperated "tables" each with small wedge-shaped granules around the edge. It is red to orange in colour it may sometimes be mottled by some lighter and darker tables

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What habitats does Nectria ocellata live in?

On rocky substrates, to depth of 230 m

What is the distribution of Nectria ocellata?

Southern Australian coasts

How big does Nectria ocellata grow?

Can grow up to around 13cm from centre to arm tip

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