Red-knobbed Starfish Protoreaster linckii

Red-knobbed Starfish
Red-knobbed Starfish
Red-knobbed Starfish
The Red-knobbed Starfish, also called the Red Knob Sea Star, is native to the Indo-WesternPacific Oceans, mainly along the East African coastline, the Indian Ocean Islands and Indonesia.
Red-knobbed Starfish
Red-knobbed Starfish
Red-knobbed Starfish
It has a white base colour with bright red or crimson lines and patches and several red lumps or knobs. It has five arms and can reach 30cm (one foot) across.
Red-knobbed Starfish
Red-knobbed Starfish
Red-knobbed Starfish
It is carnivorous, eating worms, sponges, corals, molluscs and even other starfish.
Red-knobbed Starfish
Red-knobbed Starfish
Red-knobbed Starfish
It is also over-collected and dried for the souvenir trade.