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Eleven-Armed Sea Star

Eleven-Armed Sea Star, with one arm broken and two missing, on sand.
Photo by Miraz Jordan.

We don’t often see starfish on our beach which doesn’t have the rockpools they may more usually be found in. This morning though (10-Apr-22) I saw one (or maybe two — the photos came from different stages of my walk and birds may have eaten a couple more arms).

They are the native Eleven-Armed Sea Star, Coscinasterias Calamaria.

Eleven-Armed Sea Star, with two shortened arms, on sand.

This item was updated on Sunday 10 April 2022

I live at Waikawa Beach and love all the wildlife, fauna and flora.