Meridiastra oriens O'Loughlin et al., 2003
Flattened hexagonal shape with six indistinct short arms (less than width of central disc), with obtusely rounded webbed divisions between each arm. Aboral surface has a dark combination of brown, red, cream, green and blue.
Rockhampton, Qld continuous to Nuyts Archipelago western SA; Lord Howe Island.; Bass Strait; Tasmania. Depth range: rocks; 0–30 m
Australian Museum registration database records for the Sydney region:
Port Jackson. Depth range not recorded.
Taxonomic information - synonyms and type material:
Patiriella oriens O’Loughlin et al., 2003: 191.
Type data: holotype NMV F92983, paratypes NMV F92984, NMV F92982.
Type locality:Black Reef, Recherche Bay, TAS.
Links for further information:
World Register of Marine Species
O’Loughlin & Waters (2004).