Linckia columbiaeis commonly referred to as Fragile Star, Pacific comet sea star, Variable sea star.. Difficulty in the aquarium: There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.
Linckia columbiae varies greatly in colour and shape. The normal number of rays is five, but some specimens have only one, while others have four, six, seven or even nine. The colour is generally mottled grey and red. This species is found on rocks in the intertidal zone at depths down to about 150 m.
Phataria fascialis Monks, 1903 (Synonym according to Fisher (1911))