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STARFISH ID - Carlos Galan - 08-23-2011

Hello these starfish were purchased in Spain but I don´t know the procedence. ¿Anyone know the species?

20cm long, (the color can be false)

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11cm long

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Re: STARFISH ID - Carlos Galan - 08-23-2011

May be a Pentaceraster obtusatus and a Protoreaster nodosus?

Re: STARFISH ID - Emma - 08-24-2011

I think the colour is real, they normally dye the first one pictured pink or red.
If you live near Barcelona, in Lloid minerals, (C/ Girona, 27), the dealer will be able to help you with identification, as he also sells erchins, coral and starfish and has a knowledge of their classes, types and scientific names. I'm sorry I can't help you any further.

Best wishes,


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