Very large starfish, approximately 45cm in length. This species seems to be prone to eat abalone and is often found near by. Has large orange feelers on underside
Large lone 10-legged starfish
Mostly the commonly known "5 finger" burgundy coloured starfish can be seen here along with the underside of a larger species of starfish. This was amongst the contents of dredged oysters.
Echinoderms (Phylum Echinodermata from Greek, ἐχῖνος, echinos – "hedgehog" und δέρμα, derma – "skin") are a phylum of marine animals. The adults are recognizable by their (usually five-point) radial symmetry, and include such well-known animals as starfish, sea urchins, sand dollars, and sea cucumbers. Echinoderms are found at every ocean depth, from the intertidal zone to the abyssal zone. The phylum contains about 7000 living species, making it the second-largest grouping of deuterostomes (a superphylum), after...