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August 22, 2017 1 min read

Seven-Armed Seastar (ASTROSTOLE SCABRA)

This large is New Zealand's largest seastar it's is light blue or yellowish brown in colour and has large orange coloured tube feet. It can often be seen chasing down chitons, paua, crustaceans, sea tulips, and other seastars, and some larger specimens have even been known to catch fish. They are commonly seen at Aramoana and other dive sites around the harbour entrance and along our coastline.

Reaches up to 70cm in diameter.


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