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Sea Star, Biscuit

Pentagonaster pulchellus

Sea Star, Jewel

Invertebrate

Echinodermata

Asteroidea

Goniasteridae

Rocky Reef Subtidal
Rocky Reef Subtidal
Rocky Shore Intertidal
Rocky Shore Intertidal

Feeding:
Scavenger
Scavenger
Distribution:
New Zealand
New Zealand
Edibility:
Inedible
Inedible
Size:
Hand Sized
Hand Sized



Stiff five armed star. Very variable colour and pattern. "Cells" on the upper surface ringed with cream or white "pimples". "Cells" can be any colour ranging from cream to brick red. Large plates on the edge of the arms with the ones at the tips being bulbous.


Low intertidal to subtidal on rocks.


A scavenger.


Broadcast spawner.