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Just thought I'd share this picture I took of a six-legged Cushion Star starfish that I found while snorkelling in Guadeloupe.
I've seen hundreds of these all around the Caribbean but all the others had five legs.
Does anyone know if its particularly unusual for these to have an extra leg?
Maximum starfishes have 5 arms
but there are starfishes in th deep seas and oceans which have many even slender arms >5 enen 6-10.
therefore it is not unusual
It's not that uncommon- it's like some cats are born with six or even seven toes fairly often, it's just something that can happen.