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Sea Stars

Blue Sea Star

Linckia laevigata

       
(1-6,8: Koh Bon, Thailand / 7: Koh Tachai, Thailand)


Burrowing Brittle Star

Amphiuridae (sp?)

  
(1-2: Koh Bon, Thailand / 3: Similan Islands, Thailand)


Crown-of-Thorns Star

Acanthaster planci

  
(1: Koh Bon, Thailand / 2: Richelieu Rock, Thailand / 3: Bombshell, Fiji)


Cuming's Sea Star

Neoferdina cumingi

(1: Labyrinth, Fiji)


Cushion Star

Culcita novaeguineae

     
(1-4: Koh Bon, Thailand / 5: Similan Islands, Thailand / 6: Labyrinth, Fiji)

These often have small sea star shrimp living on them.


Dark Red-Spined Brittle Star

Ophiothrix purpurea

 
(1: Labyrinth, Fiji / 2: Rainbow Wall, Fiji)


Giant Basket Star

Astroboa nuda

  
(1: Alacrity, Fiji / 2: Donna Ella, Fiji / 3: Solo Reef, Fiji)


Granular Sea Star

Choriaster granulatus

   
(1-3: Koh Tachai, Thailand / 4: Solo Reef, Fiji)


Indian Sea Star

Fromia indica

 
(1: Alacrity, Fiji / 2: Donna Ella, Fiji)


Multipore Sea Star

Linckia multifora

  
(1: Alacrity, Fiji / 2: Bombshell, Fiji / 3: Labyrinth, Fiji)

These can reproduce by dropping an arm, as the star in the first picture is preparing to do.  The arm grows into a new sea star, as in the second picture:
 
(1: Day Dreamer, Fiji / 2: Alacrity, Fiji)


Peppermint Sea Star

Fromia monilis

  
(1-3: Similan Islands, Thailand)


Thousand-Pores Sea Star

Fromia milleporella

    
(1-2: Koh Bon, Thailand / 3-4: Koh Tachai, Thailand / 5: Solo Reef, Fiji)


Velvety Sea Star

Leiaster speciosus

 
(1: Koh Bon, Thailand / 2: Koh Tachai, Thailand)


Warty Sea Star

Echinaster callosus

 
(1-2: Alacrity, Fiji)