Biggest Asterina star i've ever seen !!!!

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I noticed a reduction in my BamBam zoa colony. Been peeking around my cube tank and nothing unusual. I remembered today I have a pair of reading glasses for those brochures where the writing is ridiculously tiny
And look what I found !!!! The things was slightly larger than a Penny !!!

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I'm not certain that is an asterina. Generally they are misshapen and missing some arms or parts of arms. I often see them with only one or two arms. I have seen some with all the arms intact but they are generally lighter almost white in color.
 

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Yeah it might just be a starfish that hitchhiked and grew. Asterina snails sometimes are perfectly shaped, so I'm saying this mostly due to the size. It'd be nice to see if it grew any larger.
 
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I'm not certain that is an asterina. Generally they are misshapen and missing some arms or parts of arms. I often see them with only one or two arms. I have seen some with all the arms intact but they are generally lighter almost white in color.
I turned it over and compared to a smaller one and was identical in every manner
 
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I'm not certain that is an asterina. Generally they are misshapen and missing some arms or parts of arms. I often see them with only one or two arms. I have seen some with all the arms intact but they are generally lighter almost white in color.
Agree!
 

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I turned it over and compared to a smaller one and was identical in every manner
Its definitely an asterina, I've removed some as big as my thumb. Most people aren't used to seeing them in perfect shape like yours.
 

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I'm not certain that is an asterina. Generally they are misshapen and missing some arms or parts of arms. I often see them with only one or two arms. I have seen some with all the arms intact but they are generally lighter almost white in color.
agree, all of mine are white,or almost white, and every one i've seen in my lfs is as well
 
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