Suffering from the starfish wasting virus. Trying to regenerate one arm but clearly losing the battle.
Appeared healthy. About 1" across.
Possibly Piaster giganteus? Only about 1" across.
Tiny 1/2" juvenile hiding in a hole. No obvious wasting disease.
Possibly signs of wasting disease on tips (last 1/4) of all arms?
Juvenile. Blue rings around white spines.
Rather desiccated. Color is throwing me off. Therefore I don't know the species
Starfish or sea stars are echinoderms belonging to the class Asteroidea. The names "starfish" and "sea star" essentially refer to members of this class. However, common usage frequently finds these names being also applied to ophiuroids, which are correctly referred to as "brittle stars" or "basket stars". About 1,500 living species of starfish occur on the seabed in all the world's oceans, from the tropics to subzero polar waters. They are found from the intertidal zone...