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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

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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.

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wrote:
   7 Apr 2017
Jenny have you seen any this big before - around 20cm across?
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?
wrote:
   8 Apr 2017
maybe it was 12 cms.keeping in mind how things are magnified under water ?

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Girella zebra (Zebrafish) at Merimbula, NSW - 1 Mar 2020 by LizAllen
Girella zebra (Zebrafish) at Merimbula, NSW - 15 Feb 2020 by LizAllen
Trygonoptera testacea (Common Stingaree) at Merimbula, NSW - 7 Feb 2020 by LizAllen
Cheilodactylus fuscus (Red Morwong) at Merimbula, NSW - 30 Jan 2020 by LizAllen
Plagusia chabrus (Red Bait Crab) at Merimbula, NSW - 20 Dec 2019 by LizAllen
Plagusia chabrus (Red Bait Crab) at Merimbula, NSW - 22 May 2019 by LizAllen
Scutus antipodes (Elephant Snail) at Merimbula, NSW - 22 May 2019 by LizAllen
Parablennius intermedius (Horned Blenny) at Merimbula, NSW - 20 May 2019 by LizAllen
Atypichthys strigatus (Mado) at Merimbula, NSW - 20 May 2019 by LizAllen
Corynactis australis (Jewel anemone) at Merimbula, NSW - 26 Apr 2019 by LizAllen
Cheilodactylus fuscus (Red Morwong) at Merimbula, NSW - 16 Feb 2019 by Raymond1
Microcanthus strigatus (Stripey) at Merimbula, NSW - 8 Feb 2019 by LizAllen
Aulactinia veratra (Anemone) at Merimbula, NSW - 20 Jan 2019 by LizAllen
Aplysia sydneyensis (Sea Hare) at Merimbula, NSW - 20 Jan 2019 by LizAllen
Aplysia parvula (Pygmy Sea Hare, Black-lined Sea Hare) at Merimbula, NSW - 15 Jan 2019 by LizAllen
Plagusia chabrus (Red Bait Crab) at Merimbula, NSW - 15 Jan 2019 by LizAllen
Aplysia parvula (Pygmy Sea Hare, Black-lined Sea Hare) at Merimbula, NSW - 29 Dec 2018 by LizAllen
Octopus tetricus (Gloomy Octopus) at Merimbula, NSW - 29 Dec 2018 by libbyh
Aplysia sydneyensis (Sea Hare) at Merimbula, NSW - 29 Dec 2018 by libbyh
Cheilodactylus nigripes (Magpie Perch) at Merimbula, NSW - 29 Dec 2018 by libbyh
Pictilabrus laticlavius (Senator Wrasse) at Merimbula, NSW - 29 Dec 2018 by libbyh
Scutus antipodes (Elephant Snail) at Merimbula, NSW - 29 Dec 2018 by libbyh
Bankivia fasciata (Banded Or Silver Kelp) at Merimbula, NSW - 29 Dec 2018 by libbyh
Oulactis muscosa (Sand Anemone, Decorator Anemone) at Merimbula, NSW - 29 Dec 2018 by libbyh
Cheilodactylus spectabilis (Banded morwong) at Merimbula, NSW - 29 Dec 2018 by libbyh
Plagusia chabrus (Red Bait Crab) at Merimbula, NSW - 29 Dec 2018 by libbyh
Oulactis muscosa (Sand Anemone, Decorator Anemone) at Merimbula, NSW - 15 Dec 2018 by LizAllen
Chthamalus antennatus at Merimbula, NSW - 9 Jun 2018 by SteveBurrows
Dictyota sp. at Merimbula, NSW - 9 Jun 2018 by SteveBurrows
Hormosira banksii (Neptune's Necklace) at Merimbula, NSW - 9 Jun 2018 by SteveBurrows
Scutus antipodes (Elephant Snail) at Merimbula, NSW - 9 Jun 2018 by SteveBurrows
Cellana tramoserica (Commom Limpet) at Merimbula, NSW - 9 Jun 2018 by SteveBurrows
Bembicium nanum (Striped-mouth Conniwink) at Merimbula, NSW - 9 Jun 2018 by SteveBurrows
Turbo (Subninella) undulatus (Common Warrener) at Merimbula, NSW - 9 Jun 2018 by SteveBurrows
Tesseropora rosea (Rose-coloured Barnacle) at Merimbula, NSW - 9 Jun 2018 by SteveBurrows
Corallina officinalis (Corallina officinalis) at Merimbula, NSW - 9 Jun 2018 by SteveBurrows
Ecklonia radiata (Ecklonia radiata) at Merimbula, NSW - 9 Jun 2018 by SteveBurrows
Aulactinia veratra (Anemone) at Merimbula, NSW - 9 Jun 2018 by SteveBurrows
Lithothamnion sp. at Merimbula, NSW - 9 Jun 2018 by SteveBurrows
Meridiastra calcar (Eight arm Seastar) at Merimbula, NSW - 9 Jun 2018 by SteveBurrows
Cominella lineolata (Lined Whelk) at Merimbula, NSW - 9 Jun 2018 by SteveBurrows
Galeolaria caespitosa (Intertidal Tube Worm) at Merimbula, NSW - 9 Jun 2018 by SteveBurrows
Sargassum sp. (Sargassum sp.) at Merimbula, NSW - 9 Jun 2018 by SteveBurrows
Chroicocephalus novaehollandiae (Silver Gull) at Merimbula, NSW - 9 Jun 2018 by SteveBurrows
Austrocochlea porcata (Zebra top snail) at Merimbula, NSW - 9 Jun 2018 by SteveBurrows
Morula marginalba (Mulberry shell/white lip castor bean) at Merimbula, NSW - 9 Jun 2018 by SteveBurrows
Austrolittorina unifasciata (Blue Australwink) at Merimbula, NSW - 9 Jun 2018 by SteveBurrows
Nerita melanotragus (Black Nerite) at Merimbula, NSW - 9 Jun 2018 by SteveBurrows
Octopus tetricus (Gloomy Octopus) at Merimbula, NSW - 8 May 2018 by LizAllen
Microcarbo melanoleucos (Little Pied Cormorant) at Merimbula, NSW - 8 May 2018 by Leo
Abudefduf vaigiensis (Indo-Pacific Sergeant) at Merimbula, NSW - 3 May 2018 by LizAllen
Tethya sp. (Golf ball sponge) at Merimbula, NSW - 3 May 2018 by LizAllen
Cheilodactylus fuscus (Red Morwong) at Merimbula, NSW - 11 Feb 2018 by LizAllen
Octopus tetricus (Gloomy Octopus) at Merimbula, NSW - 2 Feb 2018 by LizAllen
Plagusia chabrus (Red Bait Crab) at Merimbula, NSW - 29 Jan 2018 by LizAllen
Dicotylichthys punctulatus (Threebar Porcupinefish) at Merimbula, NSW - 5 Jan 2018 by LizAllen
Dictyota sp. at Merimbula, NSW - 25 Dec 2017 by LizAllen
Colpomenia sp. (Colpomenia sp.) at Merimbula, NSW - 25 Dec 2017 by LizAllen
Phylidonyris novaehollandiae (New Holland Honeyeater) at Merimbula, NSW - 1 Dec 2017 by LizAllen
Egretta sacra (Eastern Reef Egret) at Merimbula, NSW - 14 Sep 2017 by Leo
Haematopus fuliginosus (Sooty Oystercatcher) at Merimbula, NSW - 14 Sep 2017 by Leo
Microcarbo melanoleucos (Little Pied Cormorant) at Merimbula, NSW - 14 Sep 2017 by Leo
Haematopus fuliginosus (Sooty Oystercatcher) at Merimbula, NSW - 1 Sep 2017 by Leo
Plaxiphora albida (Giant chiton) at Merimbula, NSW - 18 Aug 2017 by SteveBurrows
Austrolittorina unifasciata (Blue Australwink) at Merimbula, NSW - 18 Aug 2017 by SteveBurrows
Dicathais orbita (Cartrut Shell ,The Sickly Purpurea) at Merimbula, NSW - 18 Aug 2017 by SteveBurrows
Galeolaria caespitosa (Intertidal Tube Worm) at Merimbula, NSW - 18 Aug 2017 by SteveBurrows
Turbo (Subninella) undulatus (Common Warrener) at Merimbula, NSW - 18 Aug 2017 by SteveBurrows
Cellana tramoserica (Commom Limpet) at Merimbula, NSW - 18 Aug 2017 by SteveBurrows
Oulactis muscosa (Sand Anemone, Decorator Anemone) at Merimbula, NSW - 18 Aug 2017 by SteveBurrows
Sypharochiton pelliserpentis (Sypharochiton pelliserpentis) at Merimbula, NSW - 18 Aug 2017 by SteveBurrows
Tesseropora rosea (Rose-coloured Barnacle) at Merimbula, NSW - 18 Aug 2017 by SteveBurrows
Aulactinia veratra (Anemone) at Merimbula, NSW - 18 Aug 2017 by SteveBurrows
Hormosira banksii (Neptune's Necklace) at Merimbula, NSW - 18 Aug 2017 by SteveBurrows
Tetraclitella purpurascens (Purple Four-plated Barnacle) at Merimbula, NSW - 18 Aug 2017 by SteveBurrows
Cabestana spengleri (Cabestana spengleri) at Merimbula, NSW - 18 Aug 2017 by SteveBurrows
Pyura stolonifera (Cunjevoi) at Merimbula, NSW - 18 Aug 2017 by SteveBurrows
Austrocochlea porcata (Zebra top snail) at Merimbula, NSW - 18 Aug 2017 by SteveBurrows
Morula marginalba (Mulberry shell/white lip castor bean) at Merimbula, NSW - 18 Aug 2017 by SteveBurrows
Chthamalus antennatus at Merimbula, NSW - 18 Aug 2017 by SteveBurrows
Bembicium nanum (Striped-mouth Conniwink) at Merimbula, NSW - 18 Aug 2017 by SteveBurrows
Nerita melanotragus (Black Nerite) at Merimbula, NSW - 18 Aug 2017 by SteveBurrows
Saccostrea glomerata (Sydney Rock Oyster) at Merimbula, NSW - 18 Aug 2017 by SteveBurrows
Egretta sacra (Eastern Reef Egret) at Merimbula, NSW - 9 Jun 2017 by Leo
Meridiastra calcar (Eight arm Seastar) at Merimbula, NSW - 6 Apr 2017 by LizAllen
Chrysophrys auratus (Snapper) at Merimbula, NSW - 2 Mar 2017 by LizAllen
Dicotylichthys punctulatus (Threebar Porcupinefish) at Merimbula, NSW - 28 Feb 2017 by LizAllen
Labroides dimidiatus (Common Cleanerfish) at Merimbula, NSW - 27 Feb 2017 by LizAllen
Meuschenia freycineti (Sixspine Leatherjacket) at Merimbula, NSW - 27 Feb 2017 by LizAllen
Myxus elongatus (Sand Mullet) at Merimbula, NSW - 15 Feb 2017 by LizAllen
Aplysia sydneyensis (Sea Hare) at Merimbula, NSW - 17 Jan 2017 by MichaelMcMaster
ASILIDAE (family) (Robber fly) at Merimbula, NSW - 7 Jan 2017 by LizAllen
Oulactis muscosa (Sand Anemone, Decorator Anemone) at Merimbula, NSW - 3 Jan 2017 by LizAllen
Girella elevata (Rock Blackfish) at Merimbula, NSW - 3 Jan 2017 by LizAllen
Sillago ciliata (Sand Whiting) at Merimbula, NSW - 2 Mar 2016 by LizAllen
Pomacentrus coelestis (Neon Damsel) at Merimbula, NSW - 27 Feb 2016 by libbyh
Eretmochelys imbricata (Hawksbill Turtle) at Merimbula, NSW - 6 Apr 2015 by ALCW_BDRS

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Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • less than 1m Depth of sighting
  • 6 Apr 2017 Recorded on
  • libbyh Recorded by

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