Short-Spined Sea Star
The short-spined sea star (Pisaster brevispinus) is a species of sea star from the northeast Pacific Ocean. It is also commonly known as the pink Sea Star, and the giant pink Sea Star. The color of this species ranges from pale pink to bright pink. It can reach a diameter of two feet (60 centimeters) while weighing up to two pounds, and has spines less than 2 mm long. It has a soft, flabby texture that allows it to bend slightly to stay on coral. The short-spined sea star typically has 5 arms.