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Cushion star (Choriaster granulatus) in a seagrass bed. This starfish is found on coral reefs and sandy bottoms throughout the tropical Indo-Pacific region, from east Africa to the western Pacific Ocean. It feeds on detritus and dead animals and can reach a diameter of around 25 centimetres. Photographed in the Egyptian Red Sea.
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