Databases compiled from the Ministry of Primary Industries list of Tropical fish allowed to be imported into New Zealand.
Freshwater Fish A toH. Freshwater Fish I to Z. Tropical Marine Fish .
Killifish on list Marine Invertebrates. Exotic Reptiles and Amphibians
Starfish - Ambush Star
- Looks like the common cushion star but is very colourful and can be found in a range of colours and spots, (yellow purple orange white red blue/green).
Able to raise itself on its legs to form a trap to unwary animal, catches seahorses fairly easily.
- Scientific Name: Stegnaster inflatus
- Habitat: Found along the coast of New Zealand, found in amongst boulders and rock pools at low tide.
- Temperament: Predator
- Tank Age/Maturity: 100 litres minium at least 6 months old
- Diet: Feeds on snails, small fish, crustaceans and any meaty foods.