Red spine star, African sea star
Distribution: Western Indian Ocean, including East-African coastline, Seychelles and Madagascar.
Replaced in Eastern Indian Ocean and the Pacific by Protoreaster nodosus.
at Pinewood Beach (Kenya) © nst56
at Nanatha Bay (Mozambique) © manceau
at Nosy Tanikely (Madagascar) © nicoleguillemin
at Anse Volbert (Praslin)
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