The horned sea star, or chocolate chip sea star, is an invertebrate species found in shallow lagoons and coral reefs of the Info-Pacific region. It is nicknamed for the circular markings on its dorsal side, which resemble chocolate chips. While some species of sea star can have up to 40 arms, the horned sea star has five. This species has the ability to change its colors to appear more dangerous and frightening to predators.
The photos shown are examples of what your specimen will approximately look like. Each sea star is unique and will vary slightly in size, shape, color, etc.
- The average length of these sea stars is around 2.5-3 inches (6.4-7.6 cm)
Origin: Indo-Pacific Region