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Feather Starfish

species of Echinodermata

Description:

Feather Starfish

Habitat:

Reef

Notes:

Feather Starfish stranded on the beach

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27 Comments (1–25)

Christiane
Christiane 6 years ago

I actually picked it up.. AFTER the photo and put it back in the water.. It was very weird and I hope it survived..
:)

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 6 years ago

Just saw the last comment. It was walking. Freaky!!!

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 6 years ago

I'm still trying to get my head around what it is exactly I'm looking at. It looks like tangled gear. How weird. Is it dead, or is it trying to walk? It's not often I'm baffled, but wow. I would have screamed with delight spotting this, and people all over the beach would have been looking at me. Nice one, Christiane :-)

Christiane
Christiane 6 years ago

It was washed up and was 'WALKING' back into the water. :)

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 6 years ago

It is so strange looking!

Christiane
Christiane 8 years ago

ONE YEAR AGO..

Christiane
Christiane 8 years ago

@Darwin26 ... It does look like a knot of steel cables..

Christiane
Christiane 9 years ago

Aonach_Eagach.. Thanks ..

Aonach_Eagach
Aonach_Eagach 9 years ago

great spotting, well done

Christiane
Christiane 9 years ago

Well .. I don't think you will find them on land to often.

borzrach
borzrach 9 years ago

WOW.. I have seen them while diving in this area. Never on land!

Christiane
Christiane 9 years ago

Just found out the name of the little animal that lived on the starfish! Last Photo...Allogalathea elegans (known as the feather star squat lobster)

Christiane
Christiane 9 years ago

Thanks..

hookgv
hookgv 9 years ago

Incredible and out of this world !

Christiane
Christiane 9 years ago

Are there any marine biologist here?

Christiane
Christiane 9 years ago

Here are some more photos of the strange animal..

Christiane
Christiane 9 years ago

I did.. I could not let such an amazing animal leave to die!

KarenWeaverAmos
KarenWeaverAmos 9 years ago

Amazing! I bet it's gorgeous in the water. I hope you put it back in.

Lemon Pickets
Lemon Pickets 9 years ago

Wow, their anus is located next to their mouth..

Lemon Pickets
Lemon Pickets 9 years ago

Wow, i can't believe thst's real.

DeeSA
DeeSA 9 years ago

wow - that's amazing!

Christiane
Christiane 9 years ago

I have never seen one on the beach before..

Indra
Indra 9 years ago

such fantasy film-like creature!

ToriMiller
ToriMiller 9 years ago

Wow

CynthiaMHori
CynthiaMHori 9 years ago

wow - really strange looking. But cool

Christiane
Spotted by
Christiane

Queensland, Australia

Spotted on Aug 20, 2010
Submitted on Apr 17, 2011

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