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BEACH SEASTAR (Luidia australiae)
Biodiversity > Marine Life > Echinoderm > Seastars

Beach seastar

The large burrowing seastar, Luidia australiae, is found occasionally on the edge of the lagoon beaches. Its upper surface is pinkish, with spots and blotches of black. Its tube feet do not have suckers, but are spear-like and modified for digging in the sand. It searches in the sand for its prey including snails, clams and many other echinoderm species, which it engulfs and swallows.

Size: 30cm 

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