Fromia elegans Clark,1921

Family Ophidiasteridae, referred to Goniasteridae by Mah, C.L. (2015)

Fromia elegans Clark,1921
Ech.Torres Strait :p.43

At the southern end of the Great Barrier Reef, this starfish is common in the reef slope zone. The average size is 30mm arm radius and most specimens have five even arms, but specimens with four and six arms are not uncommon. This species can be found on the reef crest lying exposed in small pools, and on the sand at the bottom of the reef slope.

Size Distribution over study period –Fromia elegans

Major Radius / Minor Radius Distribution – Fromia elegans