Nepanthia nigrobrunnea Rowe & Marsh 1982
black and brown seastar
Nepanthia nigrobrunnea, black and brown seastar

family Asterinidae

The black and brown seastar, Nepanthia nigrobrunnea, has five arms which are black with brown markings. It feeds on algae, ascidians and sponges. First discovered by Neville Coleman in 1975.

Distribution =   subtropical eastern Australia
Max size =   9cms