Arms 5, arm rays merge with disc, pentagonal. Six large plates around the edge between arm tips. Plates on oral surface underneath near the mouth usually bare. Colour varies including uniform bright orange to mottled and stellate patterns in brown pink and purple. Centre to arm tip up to 5 cm.
This species was recently split into two species. This one does not brood embryos under the body like similar species do.
In the open or under rocks in the lower intertidal and sub-tidal zones, to depth of 40 m.
Native to Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Not listed