Starlet Cushion Asterina gibbosa

Starlet Cushion
Starlet Cushion
Starlet Cushion
The Starlet Cushion, also called the Blunt-armed Sea Star, is native to coastal waters of the northeastern Atlantic including around the UK and in the Mediterranean.
Starlet Cushion
Starlet Cushion
Starlet Cushion
A small starfish, usually with five blunt arms and a pimpled top surface (batches of small spines), it grows to 5cm (2 inches) across. Colour varies from green, blue, grey, brown, orange and off-white.
Starlet Cushion
Starlet Cushion
Starlet Cushion
Like many other starfish, it moves about on small white tubular feet. It eats bacteria, algae and detritus, cleaning up rock and stones.