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Cushion star red

Culcita novaeguineae


Is a species of starfish with short arms and an inflated appearance and resembles a pentagonal pincushion. Variable colors.


Indo Pacific

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46 Comments (1–25)

The MnMs
The MnMs 6 years ago

Thanks, Doreen! ;-)

doreen.chambers.14 6 years ago


cyrilbrossard 7 years ago

Hi Maria,
Hindi Po, the classification you did is accurate and correct, the proposal from Domantay & Roxas was not accepted certainly due to the absence of phenotypic variations despite their geographical location. I (a neophyte) would have just loved to see a 'philippinensis' instead of a 'novaeguineae'...
Nice shot, keep it up...

The MnMs
The MnMs 7 years ago

Hi Cyril! thanks for your comment. Do you then think I should change the species name?

cyrilbrossard 7 years ago

The ID is correct (Culcita novaeguineae Müller & Troschel, 1842) but somehow I prefer Hippasteria philippinensis Domantay & Roxas, 1938 although not recognized by the registry... Alas...

Dr.PonMalar 8 years ago


arlanda 8 years ago

Enhorabuena Marta!
Preciosas fotos.


Great contrast!

KarenL 8 years ago

Wonderful spotting Marta! Congratulations!

ceherzog 8 years ago

Way to go Marta...excellent!

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 8 years ago

Congratulations, Marta. It must be an awesome view under the sea...

CarolSnowMilne 8 years ago

Congratulations on SOTD. So pretty!

MacChristiansen 8 years ago

Congratulations Marta! Great spotting

Phil_S 8 years ago

Congrats again!

Jolly Ibañez
Jolly Ibañez 8 years ago

Congratulations Marta. Awesome spotting.

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 8 years ago

Congrats! As said, lovely spotting!

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 8 years ago

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing, Marta! Congratulations on Spotting of the Day!

Harsha Singh
Harsha Singh 8 years ago

Lovely spot! Congrats Marta. :)

Jeannette 8 years ago

Congratulations Marta :D

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 8 years ago

Congratulations Marta. Beautiful spotting.

The MnMs
The MnMs 8 years ago

Oh! New morning surprise! many thanks for choosing my spotting! :-)

Atul 8 years ago

Awesome ... Congratulations !!

RubyPrakash 8 years ago

Amazing!!! Very well done Marta.

nexttogone 8 years ago

Beautiful find, Marta! Congratulations ")

The MnMs
Spotted by
The MnMs

Negros Oriental, Philippines

Spotted on Oct 2, 2012
Submitted on Nov 6, 2012

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