Dwarf Cushion Star

Parvulastra exigua (Lamarck, 1816)

This species has 5 arms that merge with the disc and is pentagon in shape. They are dark red-brown to green on the upper surface, blue underneath (on the oral surface)

They are hermaphrodites and lay their eggs on rocks, instead of producing swimming larvae like most seastars

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What habitats does Parvulastra exigua live in?

Shallow intertidal rock pools, on and under rocks, to depth of 5 m

What is the distribution of Parvulastra exigua?

Geographically widespread sites around the southern hemisphere (including South Africa and Australia)

How big does Parvulastra exigua grow?

Grows to a max size of 4cm

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