The Natural History of the Thread Starfish

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This blog tells the story of the discovery, examination and classification of a new order of Starfish, Linumasteroideae, the Thread Starfish. These rare and localised species of starfish are found only along the north coast of Norfolk.

Thread Stars in Norfolk

Examples of Linumasteroidea found along the north Norfolk coast.

Bycatch star, Linumasteroidea purgamentum
Discovered in January, 2005 at Old Hunstanton

Feather String Star, Linumasteroidea funiculus
Discovered in June, 2006 at Thornham Harbour