1. Beautiful coloured Starfish | ©Lynne Tuller  (Mombasa, Kenya)

    This starfish is Pentaceraster mammillatus, a species in the family Oreasteridae (order valvatida), characterized by having interadial spines green with orange tubercles [1].

    Sometimes this sea star is called Common Knobbed Starfish. The specific name mammillatus refers to the rows of nipple-like protuberances that cover the surface of the animal and give it a studded or armored appearance.

    The known distribution of this starfish covers the Indian Ocean and the Red Sea. In 2008 was documented its presence in Singapore waters [2].

     
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