Purple Sea Star

This bright purple sea star is a new species found by the Census of Coral Reef Ecosystems, a project of the Census of Marine Life. This particular specimen was seen on the reefs of the French Frigate Shoals during the day, and is about a foot long.

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Submitted by Monica Perez (not verified) on

I saw one in Coiba, Panama 4 days ago. I have some pictures of it too.