back button photo of bright blue sea star

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This large sea star is known locally as a lima. It is found on reef flats and is a striking bright blue. Not common in Fagatele Bay, the sea star is common on other reef flats of American Samoa. As a member of the phylum Echinodermata, the sea star's body plan is radially symmetrical, that is, equal units arranged in a circle around a central disc.
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