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Old 06/25/2021, 03:04 PM   #1
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Starfish ID?

Can someone ID this starfish?


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Old 06/25/2021, 03:19 PM   #2
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Was it already dead?

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Old 06/25/2021, 03:20 PM   #3
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Was it already dead?

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No. A buddy of mine sent the picture while snorkeling and asked me about it


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Old 06/25/2021, 03:32 PM   #4
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Ah okay..was asking as, from what I know if you lift them out of the water most if not all will die

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Old 06/25/2021, 03:45 PM   #5
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Ah okay..was asking as, from what I know if you lift them out of the water most if not all will die

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I figured thatís why you asked, but I have owned many different stars and have never had an issue with them being out of the water.


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Old 06/26/2021, 06:43 AM   #6
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Can someone ID this starfish?
Looks like an Astropecten genus species of sand star. My guess would be Astropecten bispinosus or A. irregularis but it's just a guess. I'm not sure where the idea of lifting them out of water kills them comes from. Starfish in my tanks have been lifted out of water, some multiple times when moved or showing anatomy to people.


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Old 06/26/2021, 12:14 PM   #7
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I'm not sure where the idea of lifting them out of water kills them comes from. Starfish in my tanks have been lifted out of water, some multiple times when moved or showing anatomy to people.
Mine as well. I would venture to guess that someone needed something to blame a starfish death on and picked that. Then posted it on the web. That, of course, makes it a FACT!


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