Photo take at .35 ft on a coral reef beautiful sea star moving on the bottom.
Found from Florida all the Caribbean sea ,Gulf of México Central America to Brazil. !s an omnivore that feeds on a great variety of epiphytic microorganisms such as filamentous algae, diatoms, and small detritus particles. The number of microorganisms it consumes generally depends on their availability and its ability to capture them. It also feeds on sea urchins; sea cucumber juveniles; meiofauna such as polychaete worms, copepods, ostracods, and crab larvae; and sponge tissue.