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Knobbed (Horned) Starfish in Virgin Island Fossil Coral

Available in eight colors

Starfish Figurine
Fire Coral Yellow
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Starfish Figurine
Tropical Rose
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Starfish Figurine
Wedgwood Blue
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Starfish Figurine
Celadon Green
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Starfish Figurine
Caribbean Blue
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Starfish Figurine
Sea Fan Purple
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Starfish  Dimensions:

Height: 1 5/8 inches; Length: 4 1/2 inches;
Width: 4 1/2 inches; Shipping Weight: 0.75 lbs
Starfish $29.00
Select one of eight colors

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Virgin Island Fossil Coral Starfish

Purchase one of these beautiful Starfishes and preserve the ecology of our tropical reefs. Our model made with fossil coral rock is the best way to collect a specimen without endangering the environment. Over harvesting of live Horned Sea Stars has seriously depleted their numbers. For a complete representation our model is sculpted all around:  Underneath as well as on the top. It does not sit on a base.

Horned Sea Star Facts

 There are about 1,800 living species of starfish, and they occur in all of the Earth's oceans. Sea Stars are carnivores (meat-eaters). They eat clams, oysters, coral, fish, and other animals.

The Horned Sea Star itself is found in the warm, shallow waters of the Tropical Indo-Pacific region, where they have been seriously overharvested. They may grow up to 1 foot across. Usually colored in shades of red or brown, one variety is known as the Chocolate Chip Sea Star. Blue and Green specimens have also been recorded. Horned sea stars prefer sheltered, sandy or slightly muddy bottoms more than hard substrata such as coral reef, and are frequently sighted conspicuously between the leaves of sea grasses on sea grass meadows or on blank stretch of coral sand.

Horned Sea Star: Protoreaster nodosus  (Linnaeus, 1758)

CLASSIFICATION: Kingdom - Animali  Phylum - Echinodermata  Class - Asteroidea

A Caribbean relative of the Horned Sea Star, the Bahama Sea Star,  is also a previously-abundant species reduced in number due to continuous harvesting by industry and tourists alike.

Virgin Island Fossil Coral Figurines are not painted...

They are shot through with color as they are made. Every figurine made is unique. The technique of the artisan in laying in the colors, the batch of white fossil coral prepared for use, the temperature, the humidity, all affect how the colors will flow. No two will ever be exactly the same. All our pieces are all individually made. The Coral Studio employs no mass production techniques, only skilled craftsmen.

Gift Suggestions for our Starfish

Marine Enthusiast,  Scuba Diver, Snorkeller Shell Collector
Birthday Gift,   Christmas Gift,  Father's DayGift,  35 Anniversary Gift,  Housewarming Gift


All The Coral Studio's "Virgin Island Fossil Coral" line are made using Fossil Coral Rock from on land in the British Virgin Islands. Live coral lives underwater, and Fossil Coral can be found there too, but we use Fossil Coral exclusively gathered from on shore. It's absolutely unique because no one else in the world makes figurines this way. And when you own one of these pieces you will be displaying artwork that is ecologically friendly.

Each of our items is carefully handmade by artisans and skilled craftsmen and uses a natural product gathered and refined locally; therefore, variations in finishes, castings, color, inclusions, and detailing are anticipated and expected. Please make sure you review our terms and conditions before you order.