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)¬†