Reticulated Seastar (Starfish) on beach with water behind it.
Oreaster reticulatus is common Caribbean sea star (starfish) that eats sponges. Photographed on the beach of Grenada
Oreaster reticulatus is a member of the family Oreasteridae. It was once the most common seastar in the shallow waters of the Caribbean . The cushioned star is large with a central disc surrounded by five short, tapered arms. The thick body of O. reticulatus is covered by a hard shell with raised knobby spines. The color of adult cushioned stars can be brown, orange, red, or yellow.
Species: Oreaster reticulatus.