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This sea star has five stout rays that range in length from 10 to 25 centimeters (4 to 10 in). While most individuals are purple, they can be orange, orange-ochre, yellow, reddish, or brown.
This sea star can be found in great numbers on mussel beds and on wave-washed rocky shores.Its depth range is from above the low-tide zone to 90 m in depth.
Ochre Sea star is very durable and can tolerate a loss of thirty-percent of its body weight in body fluids. The Ochre Sea star could live as long as twenty years.