Asterina pectinifera 1a
Habitat: Japan
Status: Not Listed
This gorgeous starfish is a Blue Bat Star (Asterina pectinifera). Asterina is a genus of small sea stars within the family Asterinidae. Asterina belongs to a confusing family of sea stars – There is not yet enough adequate molecular evidence for a definite assignment of the species in the genus Asterina.

This looks like something straight out of a Van Gogh painting. Imagine coming across this in a tidepool!