Family Ophidiasteridae referred to Goniasteridae by Mah, C.L. (2015)
Neoferdina cumingi (Gray,1840)
described as: Ferdina cumingii Ann.Mag.Nat.Hist.,6,p.283.
Genus altered by: Livingstone,1931. Aust.Zool.,vol.6,p.307.
This starfish is not encountered often on the reef top but is occasionally seen when diving on the reef slope. There is great variation in the number and pattern of the red spots which are conspicuous along the arms.