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Sea Stars, Class Asteroidea

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By Bob Fenner

Culcita novaguineae in Hawai'i


Fromia monilis, the Necklace Sea Star. N. Sulawesi pix. Found in shallow waters in rocky habitats.

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Fromia nodosa, Clark 1967, the Knobby Fromia Sea Star. Indo-West Pacific; Seychelles, Maldives, PNG, Indo. N. Sulawesi pix. Found in shallow waters in rocky habitats.

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Gomophia egyptiaca Gray 1840, Egyptian Seastar. Indo Pacific; Red Sea to the South Pacific. Needs shade, calcareous rocks which it feeds on the life on. Typified by isolated tubercles each surrounded by a white ring. Here in the Red Sea and S. Sulawesi.
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Gomophia watsoni (Livingstone 1936), Watson's Brittlestar. Tropical Australia endemic. To four inches across. Notably, this species of seastar is a grazer on detritus and algae.

Leiaster glaber Peters 1852, the Red Velvet Star. Slender arms, irregular red blotching, small central disc. To about 8 inches across. Indo-Pacific including eastern Pacific. Nocturnal, unlike the similar Linckia guildingi of similar coloring and markings. Here in Hawai'i.

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The Genus Nardoa: Especially when started small, these species tend to get along with most all other invertebrate livestock. From the Indian to Central Pacific Oceans; Africa to the Philippines. Typified as having knobby tuberculations on their aboral surfaces.

Nardoa frianti Koehler 1910. Bears tubercular warts on the margins of the body as well as the upper/aboral surface. Eastern Indo-Western Pacific; Andaman Sea, Micronesia, Noumea, Philippines. N. Sulawesi pix, first at night, close-up during the day.

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Nardoa galatheae Brown Mesh Seastar. To 20 cm., 8". Tapered, cylindrical arms. Indo-W. Pacific. Bali 2014

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Nardoa novaecaledoniae (Perrier 1875). West Pacific; Noumea, N. Australia, Indo, Philippines, PNG. Here in N. Sulawesi, and St. Louis... Found in shallow reef, rocky areas 1-5 m in depth.

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Nardoa rosea Clark 1921. Large tubercles on non-marginal parts of arms. Found in shallow reef, rocky areas.

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