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Red-knobbed starfish

Protoreaster linckii

Habitat:

This species is found in locations ranging from shallow tidal pools to reefs up to 100 meters deep.

Notes:

I spotted the starfish on a little sand island among the reef at Diani Beach, Kenia during low tide.

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25 Comments (1–25)

Congratulations on the SOTD. Beautiful creature and great pictures.

mauna Kunzah
mauna Kunzah 7 years ago

Awesome organism and clarity.

Beautiful capture bluevizion,congrats on the SOTD and thanks for sharing

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 7 years ago

Wow! I didn't realise it was so big. A really cool spotting, bluevizion. Congratulations. Diani Beach is a beautiful part of the Kenyan coast too :-)

VivBraznell
VivBraznell 7 years ago

Beautiful starfish! Congratulations on the SOTD!

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 7 years ago

Congratulations, it is a great photo of a beautiful creature.

Congratulations!

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 7 years ago

Congratulations! This really is stunning!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 7 years ago

Congratulations.

KarenL
KarenL 7 years ago

Congrats bluevizion, your striking starfish is our Spotting of the Day!

Red-knobbed starfish are opportunistic hunters and will eat almost anything small enough to consume, including corals, sponges, and even other sea stars!

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Pretty and unusual!

windmustache
windmustache 10 years ago

Amazing starfish!

Thurd13
Thurd13 10 years ago

What a cool looking starfish!

Dangermouse
Dangermouse 10 years ago

Beautiful photo, great information, and congrats on being part of the Friday fact. :)

LindaLopez
LindaLopez 10 years ago

but he/she sure is beautiful!

Carolina
Carolina 10 years ago

Well, that's fair enough!

peter
peter 10 years ago

That's amazing info, Latimeria! Thanks for sharing that with everyone :)

Latimeria
Latimeria 10 years ago

Well to be fair, sea stars have a central nerve ring, essentially a primitive brain. That nerve ring extends into other parts of its body via radial nerves. If the sea star's leg breaks off and that leg contains a part of the central nerve ring, that leg can regenerate into another sea star. The original sea star will simply regrow the leg it lost. (This varies a bit amongst species, but that's the amazing regenerative powers that sea stars have.)

peter
peter 10 years ago

Friday wildlife fact!

"Starfish have no heart, brain or eyes."

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bluevizion
bluevizion 10 years ago

Thanks for your comments :)
I thought it was called "Seastar" until I found the Wikipedia entry... hmm

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 10 years ago

Spectacular...!!

KristenGilpin
KristenGilpin 10 years ago

Gorgeous!

Nicholas4
Nicholas4 10 years ago

breathtaking shot!
But it should be called a "Seastar", not starfish..

great picture!!

Isabela
Isabela 10 years ago

Beautifullllllll!

bluevizion
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Kwale, Kenya

Spotted on Aug 25, 2006
Submitted on May 15, 2011

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