This 5" Henricia leviuscula leviuscula (Blood Star) seems to be recovering from Sea Star Wasting Syndrome.
This 3" Henricia leviuscula leviuscula (Blood Star) juvenile was quite attractive with its red dot in the center.
Not looking so happy.
Two purple ones - and big!
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...