Thorny starfish, Spiny sea star
Science name: Echinaster sentus
Found in shallow water in seagrass beds and rocky areas, its colour varies from red to brown to purple. The tips of the five arms are blunt and covered with short, spaced spines. Sea stars are known for their ability to regenerate limbs. They accomplish this by having most or all of their vital organs in their arms.
Photo credit: Jonathan Gomez