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Stars with 6 legs in seawater aquarium

  1. Jun 30, 2011 #1

    DrDu

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    Recently I visited a sea water aquarium with tropical fish anemona, corals. At the glas walls I observed little (about 1 cm diameter) white stars with 6 legs.
    Now starfish have 5 legs, as far as I know.
    Any idea what this could have been?
     
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  3. Jun 30, 2011 #2

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  6. Jun 30, 2011 #5

    DrDu

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    Thank you all very much for the info. I didn't know that there is so much variability in the number of arms in starfish. The ones I saw resembled very much Asterina species which are described in several aquaristic forums, like here:
    http://reefkeepingfever.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=12 [Broken]
     
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