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granulated sea star

Choriaster granulatus

Description:

two puffy peach-colored starfish with distinct arms

Habitat:

interior wall of barrier reef of Micronesian high island

Notes:

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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1 Comment

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 10 years ago

Nice!

Allen Hoof
Spotted by
Allen Hoof

Pohnpei, Micronesia

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

Spotted for Mission

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