Canarian Sea Star Narcissia canariensis

Canarian Sea Star
Canarian Sea Star
Canarian Sea Star
The Canarian Sea Star is native to waters around the Canary Islands, Madeira, the Azores, Cape Verde and West Africa from Senegal to the Congo. It is bright orange or orange-red and usually has five arms. Unlike the Orange Linckia of the Indo-Pacific, the Canarian Sea Star has slimmer arms that graduate to a pointed, often curled, end. It can grow to 40cm across. Diet is mainly algae.