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Cushion sea star
Oreaster reticulatus
Linnaeus, 1758

This species is well known because of the size. The arms are short, thick. The body is thick and heavy. Short, knobby spines on the surface form a net-like pattern. When young, the color is olive green, later the color changes to brown or orange.
Size: up to 45 cm in diameter.

The species lives on sandy bottoms or in seagrass fields in shallow waters.
Depth: ranges from 2 m down to 12 m.

Occasional to common all over the Caribbean.

Cushion sea star (Oreaster reticulatus)