Ophidiaster confertus (H.L. Clark, 1916)


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.


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.