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Phylum Echinodermata > Class Stelleroida > Subclass Asteroidea
Bordered sea star
Craspidaster hesperus
Family Astropectinidae
updated Oct 2016

Where seen? This beautiful sea star was seen once on Beting Bronok.

Features: Diameter with arms about 10cm. A flat sea star with elegant tapered arms. The upper surface of the body is covered with special flat-topped, pillar-like structures called paxillae. The body edges are bordered with large, wide marginal plates. Its tube feet are pointed (not tipped with suckers). 'Craspedo' means border or edge. According to Lane, this sea star is seen from the Bay of Bengal to China and southern Japan.

Beting Bronok, Jul 08

Pointed tube feet.

Underside.

Paxillae cover the upper body.

Bordered sea stars on Singapore shores

Photos of Bordered sea stars for free download from wildsingapore flickr

Distribution in Singapore on this wildsingapore flickr map


East Coast Park, Feb 09

Shared by Loh Kok Sheng on his blog.

Beting Bronok, Jul 14

Shared by Loh Kok Sheng on his blog.

Beting Bronok, Jun 16

Shared by Jianlin Liu on facebook.

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