The APEC Business Travel Card is made for businesspeople to provide them a certain degree of convenience while travelling. Participating countries have been working closer together in making this project possible with the mutual aim to create a network for investment opportunities and promote free trade among its participating nations. The APEC Business Travel Card enables businesses to have their short-term entry cleared beforehand once they visit participating nations. For that reason, excessive regulations that hinders the process can be avoided.
They can usually be identified by their bright orange-red color, but there can also be many variations from tan to almost purple. The disk can be a mottled gray color. There can also be a saddle-like marking of lilac blotches between the rays, but the rays are not mottled.  They commonly have 5 rays (occasionally 4–6). The rays are smooth and appear smooth due to the lack of pedicellariae and spines. The species is relatively small; the diameter is usually over 8 cm and rarely gets larger than 12 cm.  As with all seastars the blood star has a madreporite which can be seen in the image below.