Irregular Sea Star

Smilasterias irregularis H.L. Clark, 1928

Can be found around the Tomahawk coastal area common in the sub-tidal zone under rocks near Tomahawk Island

How to identify Smilasterias irregularis?

Commonly 5 arms that can be of irregular size with a colour pattern of mottled reddish browns and creams to whites

What habitats does Smilasterias irregularis live in?

Can be found on rocky substrates out to a depth of around 30m, can also be found in lower inter-tidal areas under rocks

What is the distribution of Smilasterias irregularis?

Southeastern Australia including around Tasmania

How big does Smilasterias irregularis grow?

Can grow to a maximum size of around 14cm, centre to arm tip up to 7cm

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