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Blue Sea Star

Blue Sea Star
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Copyright: Duska Stankovic (duskadragan021) (103)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-01-09
Categories: Fish
Camera: FujiFilm FinePix S9600
Exposure: f/2.9, 1/4 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Blue Things, Underwater Wonder World 4 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-02-08 14:25
Viewed: 8842
Points: 7
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Linckia laevigata
(sometimes called the "blue Linckia" or Blue Sea Star) is a species of starfish in the shallow waters of tropical Indo-Pacific. The most common color morph found is pure, dark or light blue, although one can find the aqua, purple or orange variation throughout the ocean. These sea stars may grow up to 30 cm in diameter, with rounded tips at each of its arms some individuals may bear light or darker spots along each of its arms. It is firm in texture, and possessing slightly tubular, elongated arms common to most of other Ophidiasteridae, and usually possessing short, yellowish tube feet.

An inhabitant of coral reefs and sea grass beds, this species is relatively common and found in sparse density throughout its range. They live subtidally, or sometimes intertidally, on fine (sand) or hard substrata.

The genus Linckia is known to be creatures with remarkable regenerative power, capable of defensive autotomy against predators and may reproduce asexually: another tropical, pink or reddish mottled with white and yellow species known as Linckia multifora may produce 'comets' or separated arms from the mother individual, which would grow four, tiny stubs of arms ready for growth to maturity. L. laevigata is not an exception for this many individuals observed in nature are missing arms or sometimes, in the comet form. The mottled Linckia (L. multifora) has been observed reproducing asexually in captivity.


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very interesting picture
vcery well done
sharpness could be better

aleks ;-)

Colour is amazing the softness not, asexually reproduction surprised me. good note.

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  • taba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 466 W: 124 N: 312] (1847)
  • [2008-02-09 4:42]

Hi Duska
vibrant colors in blue in the body of this sea star...
good details, and POV.


Hi Duska,
Great blue sea star. Excellent color. Detail, focus, composition very good.TFS

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