SeastarMeridiastra calcar

Eight arm Seastar at Merimbula, NSW

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Meridiastra calcar at Merimbula, NSW - 6 Apr 2017
Meridiastra calcar at Merimbula, NSW - 6 Apr 2017
Meridiastra calcar at Merimbula, NSW - 6 Apr 2017
Meridiastra calcar at Merimbula, NSW - 6 Apr 2017
Meridiastra calcar at Merimbula, NSW - 6 Apr 2017

Identification history

Seastar Meridiastra calcar 7 Apr 2017 Jennyncmg163
Seastar Meridiastra calcar 7 Apr 2017 libbyh402

Author's notes

These have the same markings as the ones we usually see, but we haven't seen them in this area and they are about 20cm across which is twice the diameter of the ones we usually see.

3 comments

libbyh402 wrote:
   7 Apr 2017
Jenny have you seen any this big before - around 20cm across?
Jennyncmg163 wrote:
   8 Apr 2017
I haven't seen one that big. They are supposed to grow to 10cm across. Are we sure it was 20cm?
LizAllen614 wrote:
   8 Apr 2017
maybe it was 12 cms.keeping in mind how things are magnified under water ?

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Meuschenia freycineti at Merimbula, NSW - 27 Feb 2017
Myxus elongatus at Merimbula, NSW - 15 Feb 2017
Hyporhamphus australis (TBC) at Merimbula, NSW - 3 Feb 2017
Ambassis jacksoniensis (TBC) at Merimbula, NSW - 17 Jan 2017
Parablennius intermedius (TBC) at Pambula - 17 Jan 2017
Aplysia sydneyensis at Merimbula, NSW - 17 Jan 2017
Chironemus marmoratus (TBC) at Merimbula, NSW - 17 Jan 2017
Trygonoptera testacea (TBC) at Merimbula, NSW - 7 Jan 2017
ASILIDAE at Merimbula, NSW - 7 Jan 2017
Oulactis muscosa at Merimbula, NSW - 3 Jan 2017
Girella elevata at Merimbula, NSW - 3 Jan 2017
Sillago ciliata at Merimbula, NSW - 2 Mar 2016
Pomacentrus coelestis at Merimbula, NSW - 27 Feb 2016

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Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • 6 Apr 2017 Recorded on
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