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I recently posted an image of a starfish seen in western Scotland: http://www.ispot.org.uk/node/290598#comment-85554
My initial thoughts were that it was a spiny starfish but as it did not look quite right I eventually proposed common starfish as its ID. One person agreed with this but another proposed an alternative ID which confirmed my initial suspicion that the starfish was a spiny starfish. This second person provided a variety of comments as to why spiny starfish is the correct ID and on the basis of these I have added my agreement to his ID. However, as the person who agreed with my original suggested identity has "Invertebrates Expert" status iSpot is continuing to recognise common starfish as the likely ID.
I would be grateful if others with knowledge of/expertese in echinoderms could take a look and help resolve what this starfish actually is.