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Honeycomb Sea Star

Pentaceraster alveolatus

Description:

This sea star's colors vary from place to place. They feed on molluscs, worms and detritus, and grow to a width of about 25cm.

Habitat:

Found singly or in groups on coral and rocky reefs on sand and rubble areas, at depths of 0 to 115m. Widespread in the Indo-Pacific and the Caribbean.

Notes:

I photographed this sea star at a depth of about 85 feet. The 3rd photo shows its underside.

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2 Comments

Blogie
Blogie 10 years ago

And they come in other colors too! :)

cormoros75
cormoros75 10 years ago

Beautiful

Blogie
Spotted by
Blogie

Davao Del Norte, Philippines

Spotted on Dec 17, 2011
Submitted on Jan 27, 2012

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