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Firebrick seastar

Asterodiscides truncatus

(Image credit: Graham Edgar)

Distinct rounded projections on body surface with purple, red and orange colouration.

Length: Diameter up to 17 cm


Reef, silt; 14-800 m depth

Log it

Log this seastar south of Bicheno (eastern Tasmania)

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Species names on the Redmap site are based on the Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota or CAAB (http://www.cmar.csiro.au/caab/). This is updated regularly and lists the approved common name, family, species name and more.

Redmap species descriptions were based, with permission, on the following resources:

Australian Marine Life: The Plants and Animals of Temperate Waters by G. J. Edgar, Revised Ed. (2008) Reed Books, Melbourne

Fishes of Tasmania by P. Last, E. Scott and F. Talbot (1983). Tasmanian Fisheries Development Authority, Hobart

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