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Order: Valvatida - Family Oreasteridae

Protoreaster linckii

(Blainville, 1834)

Red-knobbed Star

Not Reef Tank Suitable

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.

 Protoreaster linckii (Red-knobbed Star)
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