Distribution: Common throughout the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Endemic to Australia, from Queensland south to Shellharbour in New South Wales, and at Norfolk and Lord Howe Islands.
Ecological Notes: Frequents rocky and coral reefs, rocky shorelines, to a depth of at least 50 m.
Additional Notes: Five cylindrical blunt tipped arms, usually brown/orange colouration. Feeds on sessile invertebrates and algae. Grows to about 230 mm diameter.
References: Neville Coleman, Sea Stars. Echinoderms of the Asia/Indo-Pacific. Neville Coleman’s Underwater Geographic Pty Ltd, 2007. p.42.
Atlas of Living Australia website at https://bie.ala.org.au/search?q=Ophidiaster+confertus. Accessed 11/10/2018.