Wild Harris

Cushion Star

A strange looking starfish, bright red and yellow, it has a fat body and very short arms, almost like a pincushion. It preys on soft corals (dead mens fingers) and other animals that are unable to escape.

porania.jpgCushion Star    (Photo: Paul Tyler)


The brightly coloured cushion star is usually found living on exposed rocky coasts.

by Paul Tyler

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