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Family: Oreasteridae (See list of species below)

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28 species with fin ray counts including ? spines in dorsal and ? in anal fins (see list below)
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Acheronaster tumidus
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Anthenea aspera
[cake star]
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Anthenea grayi
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Anthenea pentagonula
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Anthenea regalis
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Choriaster granulatus
[granular sea star]
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Culcita novaeguinae
[cushion star fish]


Culcita novaeguineae
[cushion star]
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Culcita schmideliana
[pincushion starfish]
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Goniodiscaster forficulatus
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Goniodiscaster granuliferus
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Gymnanthenea globigera
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Halityle regularis
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Nidorellia armata
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Oreaster reticulatus
[cushioned star]


Pentaceraster alveolatus
[cushion sea star]
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Pentaceraster chinensis
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Pentaceraster cumingi
[panamic cushion sea star]
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Pentaceraster decipiens
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Pentaceraster gracilis
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Pentaceraster magnificus
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Pentaceraster mammillatus
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Pentaceraster regulus
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Pentaceraster sibogae
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Pentaceraster westermanni
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Pentaster obtusatus
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Poraster superbus
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Protoreaster nodosus
[horned sea star]
28 Species of Family Oreasteridae
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Sort by: Species Length
Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
Acheronaster tumidus Southwest Pacific
Anthenea aspera cake star Western Pacific.
Anthenea grayi Western Central Pacific
Anthenea pentagonula Western Pacific
Anthenea regalis Indo-Pacific
Choriaster granulatus granular sea star Indo-West Pacific
Culcita novaeguinae cushion star fish Central Pacific.
Culcita novaeguineae cushion star Indo-West Pacific. 40 WD
Culcita schmideliana pincushion starfish Western Indian Ocean
Goniodiscaster forficulatus Western Central Pacific
Goniodiscaster granuliferus Western Central Pacific
Gymnanthenea globigera Western Central Pacific
Halityle regularis Western Central Pacific
Nidorellia armata Eastern Pacific
Oreaster reticulatus cushioned star Atlantic Ocean
Pentaceraster alveolatus cushion sea star Indo-West Pacific
Pentaceraster chinensis Western Central Pacific
Pentaceraster cumingi panamic cushion sea star Eastern Pacific
Pentaceraster decipiens Western Central Pacific
Pentaceraster gracilis Western Central Pacific
Pentaceraster magnificus Western Central Pacific
Pentaceraster mammillatus Indian Ocean.
Pentaceraster regulus Western Central Pacific
Pentaceraster sibogae Indo-West Pacific
Pentaceraster westermanni Western Central Pacific
Pentaster obtusatus Indo-West Pacific.
Poraster superbus Western Central Pacific
Protoreaster nodosus horned sea star Indo-West Pacific 30 WD



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