Common name: Orange Starfish, however its color ranges from yellow to cream. Stichaster striatus is one of the most abundant asteroids living along the Chilean coast, in the rocky intertidal and upper subtidal zone.
Description: It has a small disk shape with 4 to 7 arms, usually 5, and a radius of up to 16 cm. It also has modified spines in round granules arranged over abactinal plates, which appear in characteristic linear rows.
Habitat: Rocky or sandy seabeds Depth: from intertidal zones to 80 meters. Distribution: Southwest Atlantic Ocean (Argentina and Falkland Islands); Southeast Pacific Ocean (Coastal Protection Zone of Peru); Strait of Magellan, Chile (between 18ºS and 54ºS)
MHNVeq30 MHNVeq31 Invertebrates collection Year: No record Biology: it feeds on bivalves, barnacles and gastropods. It does not cause a flight response in some intertidal species of limpets. Source: Asteroids-Starfishes, Erika Mutschke & Chris Mah.