| Hippasteria, Goniasteridae, Ctenodiscus, Porania, St Kilda house mo|
Hippasteria phrygiana is a sea star species, member of the Goniasteridae family.
Hippasteria phrygiana Wikipedia
This species grows up to 20cm in diameter, with short arms and a large body. The upper surface is red and covered with rounded knob-like spines; the lower surface contains many macroscopic bivalved pedicellariae.
This species is incredibly widely distributed: it is present in the 3 main oceanic basins.
It lives mostly in cold and deep waters.
This species feeds mostly on cnidarians, especially deep-sea corals.