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  • Starfish - Oar Star

    • Generally a blackish red shade with its legs covered in flat spines that give it its name. It is a very fast moving brittle star.
    • Scientific Name: Ophiopteris antipodum
    • Habitat: Found along the coast of northern New Zealand Found in amongst boulders and rock pools at low tide.
    • Temperament: Peaceful, can be eaten by Hermit crabs.
    • Tank Age/Maturity: 100 litres minium at least 6 months old
    • Diet: They filter plankton and detritus for food.
    • Special Requirements: Lots of Rock work to hide in.
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