Ocellate Seastar

Scientific name
Nectria ocellata
Common name
Ocellate Seastar
Life on the Edge
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Where to find
Subtidal reefs
The Ocellate Seastar has a body that ranges in colour from orange to deep red and is covered by large roundish plates. Diameter to 26 cm

Another deeper reef species these orange, red or yellow seastars are occasionally washed into rockpools. They feed mainly on sponges and ascidians that are covering rocks.