Ophioplocus imbricatus (Muller and Troschel, 1842)

Distribution: 

Uncommon in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Distributed throughout the Indo-West Pacific region. In Australia recorded from south western Western Australia across the tropical north to the Coral Sea and Great Barrier Reef in Queensland, south to northern New South Wales, and including Elizabeth and Middleton Reefs, Lord Howe and Norfolk Islands.

Ecological Notes: 

Found under rocks in shallow rubble areas. Depth to 198 m.

Additional Notes: 

Probably at the southern extremity of its range in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Disc diameter approximately 15 mm, arm length about 80-100 mm.

References: 

Neville Coleman, Sea Stars. Echinoderms of the Asia/Indo-Pacific. Neville Coleman's Underwater Geographic Pty Ltd, 2007. p.74.

Atlas of Living Australia website at https://bie.ala.org.au//search?q=Ophioplocus+imbricatus. Accessed 11/10/2018.