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Blue Sea Star

Linckia laevigata

Description:

Linckia laevigata (sometimes called the "blue Linckia" or blue star) is a species of sea star (commonly known as a starfish) in the shallow waters of tropical Indo-Pacific. They are quite common and can be found in abundance in Philippines. The genus Linckia, as is true of other species of starfish, is recognized by scientists as being possessed of remarkable regenerative capabilities, and endowed with powers of defensive autotomy against predators. When spawning, the Blue Sea Star 'stands' on their legs as in the pictures. Although not yet documented, L. laevigata may be able to reproduce asexually.

Habitat:

Tropical reef

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7 Comments

AlbertKang
AlbertKang 4 years ago

Thanks, @AshleyT for the nomination :)

AshleyT
AshleyT 4 years ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

AlbertKang
AlbertKang 4 years ago

Thanks, @InesVeloso & @marylou.wildlife :)

marylou.wildlife
marylou.wildlife 4 years ago

Wow!! That is just incredible!!

InêsVeloso
InêsVeloso 4 years ago

great pictures!

AlbertKang
AlbertKang 4 years ago

Thanks, @ChristCutter, for your appreciation :)

WilliamsFamily
WilliamsFamily 4 years ago

Very beautiful.

AlbertKang
Spotted by
AlbertKang

Cebu, Philippines

Spotted on Jun 27, 2016
Submitted on Jun 28, 2016

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