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Iconic! Also called Double Star, sea stars from the genus Iconaster have the markings of a sea star on its main body. Iconaster longimanus,Malaysia,Sabah,Sea Star,Starfish Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Iconic!

Also called Double Star, sea stars from the genus Iconaster have the markings of a sea star on its main body.

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  1. Wow, what a beauty. Arabic mosaic! Posted one year ago
    1. Yep, first time to come across this kind of Sea Star at that time, was impressed :) Posted one year ago
  2. Utterly wonderful - the artistry and beauty within the natural world continues to surprise and delight. Posted one year ago
    1. Yea, lots of surprises and sometimes even more so when you take a closer look :) Posted one year ago
    1. Ha ha, I gather if you get to dive and seeing all the stuff underwater, you may think of so much similarity to food! :D Posted one year ago
      1. Lol, I probably would. My mind almost always compares creatures to inanimate objects. Posted one year ago
  3. Absolutely unique! Posted one year ago
    1. Yes indeed :) Posted one year ago
  4. Stunning Albert, as usual. Posted one year ago
    1. Thanks again, Paul for all your kind words and appreciation :) Posted one year ago
  5. What a beautiful creature! If one embroidered a picture like this no one would believe you had copied it from a true creature. Amazing! Posted one year ago
    1. Thanks, englishindiangirl glad you like this one :) Posted one year ago
  6. Today's Facebook post:

    The Icon Star (Iconaster longimanus) looks like a work of art! It is found in the western and central Indo-Pacific Ocean. These sea stars have an unusual way of reproducing. Unlike many other sea stars, they don’t have a larval stage. Rather, they lay large, yolky eggs that produce juvenile starfish upon hatching. Pretty cool! #JungleDragon

    https://www.facebook.com/jungledragonwildlife/
    Posted one year ago

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''Iconaster longimanus'', the icon star or double star, is a species of starfish in the family Goniasteridae. It is found in the west and central Indo-Pacific Ocean. The genus name comes from the Greek ''eikon'', meaning portrait or image and possibly referring to the way the marginal plates frame the disc, and ''aster'', meaning star. The specific name comes from the Latin ''longus manus'' and refers to the long, slender arms.

Similar species: Valvatidan Sea Stars
Species identified by Albert Kang
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Uploaded Jul 1, 2020. Captured Mar 2, 2019 10:53.
  • TG-5
  • f/4.5
  • 1/200s
  • ISO100
  • 9.61mm