Royal Starfish is characterized by its bold colours. It has a purple granulated disk and the purple colour continues to extend to its five flat arms. The margin of the sea star, which is its outline, is an orange color.
Asterias articulata Say, 1825
Astropecten comptus Verrill, 1915 (synonym according to Lawrence et al. 2018)
Astropecten dubius Gray, 1840 (synonym)
Direct children (2):
Variety Astropecten articulatus var. buschi Müller & Troschel, 1843
Subspecies Astropecten articulatus duplicatus (Gray, 1840) accepted as Astropecten duplicatus Gray, 1840 (subsequent combination)