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DescriptionTentacles stout, moderate in length, arranged in multiples of ten. The column is divided into scapus and capitulum, with prominent parapet and fosse. Scapus with small, pale coloured, non-adhesive warts. Colour usually brighter and paler than Urticina felina, usually in shades of red, orange or yellowish buff, occasionally with blue-grey disc. The disc pattern resembles that of Urticina felina. Typically about 300mm in diameter. This species grows larger than its close relative Urticina felina, up to 350mm across the tentacles and 250mm across the base.