Horned sea stars

Horned sea stars

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Credit: PETER SCOONES/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Horned sea stars or chocolate chip starfish, (Protoreaster nodosus) gathering to spawn. A blue sea star (Linckia laevigata) is also seen. The horned sea star is a large starfish with broad arm bases that can reach 30 centimetres in diameter. The blue sea star is a solitary animal, only obtaining its striking colour when mature. Photographed off Sulawesi, Indonesia.

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Keywords: animal, chocolate chip starfish, echinoderm, echinodermata, horned sea stars, individual, individuality, indo-pacific, indonesia, indonesian, invertebrates, linckia laevigata, many, marine, multiple, nature, ocean, odd one out, protoreaster nodosus, sea, sulawesi, underwater, wildlife, zoology

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