Linckia or Comet Seastar
Photo by Gerick Bergsma
|Throughout the tropical Indopacific
|Linckia are found on reef flats.
|Linckia seastars consume detritus, algae and microbes.
|Linckia seastars have amazing abilities to regenerate body parts. If attacked, a seastar may sever one of its legs to escape from a predator and later regrow it. They are also able to asexually reproduce by severing legs, which regrow into new seastars.
- Moorea Biocode Database