Granular Seastar

seastar granular
© Tasmanian Government. Image Peter Gouldthorpe
Season: Open all year

bag limit-


possession limit-


boat limit-

Guide to symbols

bagBag Limit
housePossession Limit
boatBoat Limit

Minimum size


Most scalefish are measured from the nose to the end of the tail. Get your scalefish measuring ruler or sticker at any Service Tasmania outlet.

Other names

zigzag seastar

Scientific name

Uniophora granifera

Grows to

Up to

10cm arm radius

Identifying features

​The colour of this seastar can vary but is usually brown or ochre with touches of pink or purple. It has tubercles or blunt spines forming a zig zag pattern down each arm. Sometimes confused with the introduced northern Pacific seastar but it is not as spiny and the tips of the round-ended arms do not point up.


Common on sheltered rocky reefs, around seagrass and in sand. Found in depths from 0-30 metres.


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Contact us

Recreational Fishing

Level 3, 134 Macquarie St

Hobart TAS 7000

Phone: (03) 6165 3233, 1300 720 647


Commercial Fisheries

Level 3, 134 Macquarie St

GPO Box 44

Phone: (03) 6165 3000, 1300 368 550


Commercial Fisheries Licensing

Level 1, 134 Macquarie St

GPO Box 44

Phone: (03) 6165 3000, 1300 368 550