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Common Starfish

Asterias rubens


The Common Starfish or Common Sea Star (Asterias rubens) is the most common and familiar starfish in the north-east Atlantic. It has five arms and usually grows to between 10-30 cm across, although larger specimens grow up to 52 cm across. The common Starfish is usually orange or brown, and sometimes violet; deep water specimens are pale. The Common Starfish is to be found on rocky and gravelly substrates.

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MayraSpringmann 3 years ago


Silêmanî - سلێمانی, Iraq

Lat: 35.59, Long: 45.42

Spotted on May 1, 2012
Submitted on May 1, 2012


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