Dianne Hausler
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Spiny Seastar
Spiny Seastar - five arm
Astropecten polyacanthus

Appearance: Purple/brown colour on top and orange underneath. White spines along edge of arms.

Size: To 200mm.

Information: Found on sand and soft mud-sand zones. Prey on gastropods and bivalves, which they swallow whole.


(Photographed at Blue Hole (west of Moreton Island), Queensland)
Spiny Seastar
Spiny Seastar - four arm
Astropecten polyacanthus

Appearance, Size and Information: Same as the Spiny Seastar - five arm.

(Photographed at Blue Hole (west of Moreton Island), Queensland)
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