Southern Biscuit Star

Tosia australis Gray, 1840

Colour varies from a uniform bright orange to mottled and stellate patterns in brown pink and purple. This species has 5 arms with the arm rays merge with thee disc. Six large plates around the edge between arm tips.

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What habitats does Tosia australis live in?

In the open or under rocks in the lower intertidal and sub-tidal zones, to depth of 40 m

What is the distribution of Tosia australis?

Southern Australian coasts from WA to Vic including Tasmania

How big does Tosia australis grow?

Can grow up to around 5 cm

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