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A medium-sized, bright orange-red starfish with five regular arms and a small disc. The surface of the body is soapy in texture, with regular indentations from which groups of dark red papulae can be extended. The arms taper less than those of Henricia oculata. Up to 20cm. in diameter. Similar in overall shape to Henricia oculata, but the soft, soapy surface and bright orange coloration are very distinctive.


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Source: Encyclopedia of Marine Life of Britain and Ireland

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