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Four-Armed Chocolate Chip Sea Star

Protoreaster nodosus


This chocolate chip sea star has an anomaly. It is only 4-armed instead of 5-armed. 6-armed anomaly may also occur. This one is light tanned, just the same color as a cookie dough.


I found this during low tide, in an area where marine plants start to grow.


LOCATION: Nalusuan Island, Cordova, Mactan, Cebu I did not personally take this photo, but I owned those hands that held the seastar in this pic. :-)

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Cebu, Philippines

Spotted on Apr 8, 2012
Submitted on Apr 10, 2012

Spotted for Mission

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