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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 9 years ago

Thanks, Doreen! ;-)

doreen.chambers.14 9 years ago


cyrilbrossard 10 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 10 years ago

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

cyrilbrossard 10 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 10 years ago


arlanda 10 years ago

Enhorabuena Marta!
Preciosas fotos.

cranbrook-sda-youth1 10 years ago


Braulio Rivas Tapia
Braulio Rivas Tapia 10 years ago

Great contrast!

KarenL 10 years ago

Wonderful spotting Marta! Congratulations!

ceherzog 10 years ago

Way to go Marta...excellent!

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 10 years ago

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

CarolSnowMilne 10 years ago

Congratulations on SOTD. So pretty!

MacChristiansen 10 years ago

Congratulations Marta! Great spotting

Phil_S 10 years ago

Congrats again!

Jolly Ibañez
Jolly Ibañez 10 years ago

Congratulations Marta. Awesome spotting.

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 10 years ago

Congrats! As said, lovely spotting!

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 10 years ago

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

Harsha Singh
Harsha Singh 10 years ago

Lovely spot! Congrats Marta. :)

Jeannette 10 years ago

Congratulations Marta :D

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 10 years ago

Congratulations Marta. Beautiful spotting.

The MnMs
The MnMs 10 years ago

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

Atul 10 years ago

Awesome ... Congratulations !!

RubyPrakash 10 years ago

Amazing!!! Very well done Marta.

nexttogone 10 years ago

Beautiful find, Marta! Congratulations ")

The MnMs
Spotted by
The MnMs

Dauin, Central Visayas, Philippines

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

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