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Red-knobbed starfish

Protoreaster linckii

Description:

Grows to a maximum diameter of 12 inches. It has numerous tubercles located along its five arms. These tubercles are bright red and extend upward from the arms.

Habitat:

Found in locations ranging from shallow tidal pools to reefs up to 100 metres deep. This one was found on a sand bank in the Indian Ocean of the coast of Zanzibar.

Notes:

Returned back into ocean after photo was taken.

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7 Comments

LarryGraziano
LarryGraziano 8 years ago

Lovely spotting!

Maria dB
Maria dB 9 years ago

stunning starfish!

annmarie.salem
annmarie.salem 9 years ago

I'm pretty sure they are not poisonous. I looked up to see if it was because honestly I wasn't sure if this one was dead or alive. But because of its bright colour I would assume it is alive.

nice star, it looks poisonous but since it is in your hand i guess it isnt

Yasser
Yasser 9 years ago

gorgeous!

annmarie.salem
annmarie.salem 9 years ago

Indeed! Such a bright red colour.

KarenL
KarenL 9 years ago

What a beauty!

annmarie.salem
Spotted by
annmarie.salem

Unguja Kusini, Tanzania

Spotted on May 17, 2009
Submitted on Mar 20, 2012

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