Three and Three Seastar

August 22, 2017 1 min read

Three and Three Seastar

Three and Three Seastar (ALLOSTICHASTER INSIGNIS)

The three-and-three seastar is a small sea star its colour ranges with different shades of orange. It has six arms, three of which maybe smaller than the other three. This is due to its reproduction being asexual, it divides in two and each half grows a new half. Three-and-three seastars can be found around the Oatgo harbour entrance.

Commonly seen up to 8cm in diameter.


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