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Asterina gibbosa

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Origin : East Atlantic Ocean (Morocco)

starlet cushion star, cm 4-6.
Warning: not all specimens are presented with arms arranged symmetrically pentaraced, as in the picture.

Lives in shallow, sheltered under stones. It has arms more or less distinct, sometimes very short, thin stalks protrude from the ends of ambulacrali and the plates have small spines. The back is greenish-gray, and the ventral side is yellow or orange. During the movements of the arms holding the ends upturned, with the photoreceptors to perceive changes in light intensity. Reproduction occurs sexually, all are young males, and with the growth of some become females.

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