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Phylum Echinodermata > Class Stelleroida > Subclass Asteroidea
Tiny seven-armed coral star
Aquilonastra anomala
Family Asterinidae
updated Jul 2020
Where seen? This tiny sea star is sometimes seen on our Southern shores on rubbly areas near living reefs.

Features: Diameter about 2cm. Usually 7 arms, short, often unequal in length. Upperside mottled colours. Underside white without any markings.

Terumbu Hantu, Jun 13
Photo shared by Loh Kok Sheng on flickr.

Cyrene Reef, Jun 10

Photo shared by Toh Chay Hoon on her blog.

Photo shared by Toh Chay Hoon on her blog.

Cyrene Reef, Jun 10

Tiny seven-armed coral stars on Singapore shores
On wildsingapore flickr

Other sightings on Singapore shores

St John's Island, Jan 20
Photo shared by Loh Kok Sheng on facebook..

Terumbu Selegie, Jun 11


Sisters Island, Feb 13

Photo shared by Loh Kok Sheng on his blog.

Pulau Hantu, Jul 20
Photo shared by Dyana Cheah on facebook.
 


Pulau Jong, Apr 11
Photo shared by Toh Chay Hoon on her blog.


Pulau Jong, May 10

Photo shared by Toh Chay Hoon on her blog.

Underside.


Pulau Jong, May 10

Photo shared by Loh Kok Sheng on flickr.

Terumbu Semakau, Apr 21
Photo shared by Jianlin Liu on facebook..

Links

References
  • Loisette M. Marsh and Jane Fromont. Field Guide to Shallow Water Seastars of Australia. 2020. Western Australian Museum. 543pp.
  • Didier VandenSpiegel et al. 1998. The Asteroid fauna (Echinodermata) of Singapore with a distribution table and illustrated identification to the species. The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology 1998 46(2): 431-470.
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