It is a medium sized feather star, with a relatively variable color pattern. Classically, it is gray-white concentrically barred cream, brown or orange. It has the peculiarity of having more often its arms in two parallel planes, like a fan, rather than as a bush or corolla. It stands at night at the summit of the corals, more or less perpendicular to the current.
This species is extremely difficult to distinguish from its close cousin Lamprometra palmata, whose distribution and behavior.. more