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Sea StarParvulastra exigua

1 Rock pool seastar at Ben Boyd National Park

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Parvulastra exigua at Ben Boyd National Park - 17 Jan 2019
Parvulastra exigua at Ben Boyd National Park - 17 Jan 2019
Parvulastra exigua at Ben Boyd National Park - 17 Jan 2019

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Author's notes

The seastar was wrapped around the base of an algal frond when I first sighted it (photo 3). I moved it into a clear area of the rockpool, and took the photo of the underside (photo 2), before it quickly righted itself (photo 1)

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Carpobrotus glaucescens (Pigface) at Ben Boyd National Park - 15 Sep 2019 by MaxCampbell
Westringia fruticosa (Native Rosemary) at Ben Boyd National Park - 15 Sep 2019 by MaxCampbell
Grevillea lanigera (Woolly Grevillea) at Ben Boyd National Park - 15 Sep 2019 by MaxCampbell
Senecio pinnatifolius at Ben Boyd National Park - 15 Sep 2019 by JackieMiles
Scopula rubraria (Plantain Moth) at Ben Boyd National Park - 15 Sep 2019 by MaxCampbell
Phalacrocorax carbo (Great Cormorant) at Ben Boyd National Park - 15 Sep 2019 by MaxCampbell
Austromegabalanus nigrescens (Giant Rock Barnacle) at Ben Boyd National Park - 17 Jan 2019 by Paul Whitington
Gymnothorax prasinus (Green Moray) at Ben Boyd National Park - 17 Jan 2019 by KerriLee
Octopus tetricus (Gloomy Octopus) at Ben Boyd National Park - 17 Jan 2019 by KerriLee
Heliocidaris erythrogramma (Sea Urchin) at Ben Boyd National Park - 17 Jan 2019 by KerriLee
Meridiastra calcar (Eight arm Seastar) at Ben Boyd National Park - 17 Jan 2019 by KerriLee
Heliocidaris tuberculata (Heliocidaris tuberculata) at Ben Boyd National Park - 17 Jan 2019 by KerriLee
Oulactis muscosa (Sand Anemone, Decorator Anemone) at Ben Boyd National Park - 17 Jan 2019 by KerriLee
Senecio pinnatifolius at Ben Boyd National Park - 26 Oct 2018 by MaxCampbell
Leucopogon parviflorus (Coast Beard heath) at Ben Boyd National Park - 11 Sep 2018 by JackieMiles
Grevillea lanigera (Woolly Grevillea) at Ben Boyd National Park - 11 Sep 2018 by JackieMiles
Senecio pinnatifolius at Ben Boyd National Park - 11 Sep 2018 by JackieMiles
Muehlenbeckia adpressa (Climbing Lignum) at Ben Boyd National Park - 11 Sep 2018 by JackieMiles
Aotus ericoides (Common Aotus) at Ben Boyd National Park - 11 Sep 2018 by JackieMiles
Zieria littoralis (Downy Zieria) at Ben Boyd National Park - 11 Sep 2018 by JackieMiles
Leptospermum laevigatum (Coast Teatree) at Ben Boyd National Park - 11 Sep 2018 by JackieMiles
Zieria littoralis (Downy Zieria) at Ben Boyd National Park - 17 Aug 2018 by LizAllen
Splachnidium rugosum (Splachnidium rugosum) at Ben Boyd National Park - 16 Jun 2018 by SteveBurrows
Sypharochiton pelliserpentis (Sypharochiton pelliserpentis) at Ben Boyd National Park - 16 Jun 2018 by SteveBurrows
Haliaeetus leucogaster (White-bellied Sea-eagle) at Ben Boyd National Park - 16 Jun 2018 by SteveBurrows
Durvillaea potatorum (Bull Kelp) at Ben Boyd National Park - 12 Jan 2018 by LizAllen
Leptograpsus variegatus (Leptograpsus variegatus) at Ben Boyd National Park - 12 Jan 2018 by LizAllen
Austrocochlea porcata (Zebra top snail) at Ben Boyd National Park - 30 Apr 2017 by SteveBurrows
Austrolittorina unifasciata (Blue Australwink) at Ben Boyd National Park - 30 Apr 2017 by SteveBurrows
Carpobrotus glaucescens (Pigface) at Ben Boyd National Park - 30 Apr 2017 by SteveBurrows
Amphibolurus muricatus (Jacky Lizard) at Ben Boyd National Park - 11 Sep 2016 by libbyh
Amphibolurus muricatus (Jacky Lizard) at Ben Boyd National Park - 11 Sep 2016 by libbyh
Larus pacificus (Pacific Gull) at Ben Boyd National Park - 11 Sep 2016 by SteveBurrows
Larus pacificus (Pacific Gull) at Ben Boyd National Park - 23 Oct 2015 by MaxCampbell
Larus pacificus (Pacific Gull) at Ben Boyd National Park - 20 Sep 2013 by Leo
Vicia sativa subsp. nigra (Narrow-leaved Vetch) at Ben Boyd National Park - 19 Oct 2003 by BettyDonWood
Acaena novae-zelandiae (Bidgee-widgee) at Ben Boyd National Park - 20 Oct 1996 by BettyDonWood
Carpobrotus glaucescens (Pigface) at Ben Boyd National Park - 19 Oct 1996 by BettyDonWood
Pelargonium australe (Austral Stork's-bill) at Ben Boyd National Park - 19 Oct 1996 by BettyDonWood
Zieria littoralis (Downy Zieria) at Ben Boyd National Park - 7 Jul 1996 by BettyDonWood
Grevillea lanigera (Woolly Grevillea) at Ben Boyd National Park - 3 Jun 1996 by BettyDonWood
Goodenia ovata (Hop Goodenia) at Ben Boyd National Park - 2 Jun 1996 by BettyDonWood

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Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • less than 1m Depth of sighting
  • 17 Jan 2019 Recorded on
  • KerriLee Recorded by

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