Protoreaster nodosus

Horned sea star

Chocolate chip sea star

Distribution: Eastern Indian Ocean and Pacific Ocean. Very common in Indonesia and the Philippines.

Protoreaster nodosus coloration is variable, from white/light brown to bright red, sometimes dark.

Replaced in Western Indian Ocean by Protoreaster linckii.

Spots where Protoreaster nodosus has been spotted by snorkelers

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