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Purple Starfish

Ophidiaster ophidianus

Habitat:

Mediterranean sea and Eastern Atlantic Ocean.



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5 Comments

NicoleB
NicoleB 8 years ago

That explains it then, thanks :-D!

Nicholas4
Nicholas4 8 years ago

Ravishing Red!! so rich and vibrant too!!
It almost looks like a man made stuffed pillow..
Wow!

Noe and Pili
Noe and Pili 8 years ago

Thanks for your comments!
Micgrant:
I've searching for information about what they feed on, but I've found nothing
Nicole:
They are very brightly coloured ranging from red, orange to dark purple. Occasionally they can have spots along their body, these spots will be a darker colour compared to the colour of their body. In my case i've only seen the red ones :)

NicoleB
NicoleB 8 years ago

Wonder who named this fellow 'purple' starfish :D
Great photo!

MickGrant
MickGrant 8 years ago

Eats?

Noe and Pili
Spotted by
Noe and Pili

Almuñécar, Andalucía, Spain

Lat: 36.73, Long: -3.73

Spotted on Jun 6, 2011
Submitted on Jul 31, 2011

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