Starfish; Asteroidea

A much better name for the Starfish is Sea Star, as they have little in common with a fish! They can be seen most times you’re underwater with the Chaloklum Diving School team.

Crown of Thorns, Acanthaster planci

A giant, multi-legged starfish and eater of corals. They are OK within a balanced ecosystem, but massively destructive when out of control.

Comb Sea Stars, Astropecten species

Named after their comb-like spines. These sea stars are adapted to dig themselves quickly under the sand.

Cushion star; Culcita novaguineae

They have no arms but the 5 body segments are still apparent. Their mouths are below, and they eat by extruding their stomachs onto their food; charming !

Other Sea Stars; Asteroidea

These are more like peoples idea of a starfish or sea star - note that they can have more than 5 arms.