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Species Name: Protoreaster linckii

Authority: (Blainville, 1834)

Common Name: Red-knobbed Star

Range: Indo-Pacific Ocean to Eastern Africa

Natural Environment: Inhabits sandy and muddy bottom areas

Note: Has a temperature range of 75 to 83°F (24 - 28°C). Grows to about 12 inches (30 cm) in the wild and not suited for the reef aquarium as it consumes algae, anemones, gorgonians, soft corals, sponges, clams, urchins, tube worms, and even sleeping fish.

Red-knobbed Star (Protoreaster linckii) Photo Credit:marinedepotlive.com

Photo Credit: marinedepotlive.com


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