|Choriaster granulatus in Occidental Mindoro, Philippines|
Lütken, 1869 
Choriaster granulatus is a large seastar, and is easily identified by its five distinctive large, short, thick conical arms.  It is usually pale pink in colour, has small, brown papillae in clusters located in the central part of its body.  This species grows to a maximum radius of approximately 27 cm.
This species is found in numerous tropical waters, including:
Choriaster granulatus lives in shallow waters at depths of up to 40 metres, and is found on rubble slopes, coral reefs, in the reef front, back reef, the external reef, and frequently in locations with rubble and detritus.
Behaviour and diet
This starfish feeds on algae, detritus, and dead animals. One of its predators is the sea snail Triton's trumpet (Charonia tritonis). It also eats various small invertebrates and coral polyps.
- C.L. Mah (2010). "Asteroidea taxon details for Choriaster Lütken, 1869". World Asteroidea Database. Retrieved June 29, 2011.
- Choriaster granulatus, Cushion star
- Marine Fish Picture Gallery - Granulated Seastar picture
- WoRMS - World Register of Marine Species - Choriaster granulatus Lütken, 1869
- Choriaster granulatus, granular sea star
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