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Bahama sea star

Oreaster reticulatus

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Species Type:


Common Name(s):

Bahama sea star


Bahama sea stars can grow to be 20 inches (50 centimeters) in diameter.


As an omnivore, Bahama sea stars eat algae, sponges, seabed sediment and small aquatic invertebrate.

Range & Habitat:

As young, Bahama sea stars will live in seagrass meadows for camouflaging. As they grow in age and size, they prefer to live on sandy or rubble bottoms, throughout the Western Central Atlantic.


Bahama sea star