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Family: Oreasteridae (See list of species below)

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41 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 conjugens
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Anthenea difficilis
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Anthenea flavescens
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Anthenea grayi
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Anthenea pentagonula
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Anthenea regalis
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Anthenea viguieri
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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 acanthodes
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Goniodiscaster forficulatus
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Goniodiscaster granuliferus
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Goniodiscaster pleyadella
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Goniodiscaster rugosus
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Goniodiscaster scaber
[biscuit sea star]
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Gymnanthenea globigera
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Gymnanthenea laevis
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Halityle regularis
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Monachaster sanderi
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Nidorellia armata
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Oreaster reticulatus
[cushioned star]
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Pentaceraster affinis
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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 multispinus
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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]
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Pseudoreaster obtusangulus
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41 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 conjugens Eastern Indian Ocean
Anthenea difficilis Northwest Pacific
Anthenea flavescens Northwest Pacific
Anthenea grayi Western Central Pacific
Anthenea pentagonula Western Pacific
Anthenea regalis Indo-Pacific
Anthenea viguieri Northwest 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 acanthodes Eastern Indian Ocean
Goniodiscaster forficulatus Western Central Pacific
Goniodiscaster granuliferus Western Central Pacific
Goniodiscaster pleyadella Northwest Pacific
Goniodiscaster rugosus Northwest Pacific
Goniodiscaster scaber biscuit sea star Western Central Pacific
Gymnanthenea globigera Indo-West Pacific
Gymnanthenea laevis Western Central Pacific
Halityle regularis Western Central Pacific
Monachaster sanderi Northwest Pacific
Nidorellia armata Eastern Pacific
Oreaster reticulatus cushioned star Atlantic Ocean
Pentaceraster affinis Western Central Pacific
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 Indo-West Pacific
Pentaceraster magnificus Western Central Pacific
Pentaceraster mammillatus Indian Ocean.
Pentaceraster multispinus Western Central Pacific
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
Pseudoreaster obtusangulus Eastern Indian Ocean



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