Fast Facts: Biscuit Sea Star

  • Is bright orange to red;
  • Is named as such because it’s about the size of a large biscuit;
  • The upper surface is covered with many interlocking small plates and six to eight larger plates along the edge of each of their short arms;
  • Lives on intertidal rocky shores and in coastal waters to a depth of 40 meters; and
  • Feeds on sea squirts, sponges, bryzoans and algae.

Reference: australian.museum.

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