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granulated sea star

Choriaster granulatus


two puffy peach-colored starfish with distinct arms


interior wall of barrier reef of Micronesian high island


Spotted on the lagoon side of the reef on the east side of Pohnpei; the presence of arms makes it a stretch to call these spottings pincushions, a type which typically has basically no arms, but the puffiness suggested the name; original media photoprints taken at a depth of about 50 feet with a Nikonos III using flash; prints subsequently scanned and images saved as digital files; thanks to AldrinAbanLuzares for pointing me toward the ID for this critter

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alicelongmartin 10 years ago


Allen Hoof
Spotted by
Allen Hoof

Pohnpei, Micronesia

Spotted on Feb 7, 1983
Submitted on Dec 3, 2011

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