It is the only species in the genus Plectaster. This five-armed starfish is distinguished by its very bright colors. A group of raised yellow ridges covers its red upper surface and it is soft in texture.
What habitats does Plectaster decanus live in?
Amongst rocks and algae in sub-tidal areas, to depth of 200 m
What is the distribution of Plectaster decanus?
Southern coast of Australia
How big does Plectaster decanus grow?
A maximum isze of 24cm
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