Spiny troll

Latin: Marthasterias glacialis
80 cm
Fjøra down to 200 m
From the Azores and the Mediterranean, northwards in Europe to Iceland and Finnmark. The entire Norwegian coast.
Shells and snails
Facts about stingray trolls

The spiny sea star is the largest starfish species in Norwegian waters, with a diameter of up to 80 cm. The species has a great capacity for regeneration (new formation), and the arms are often "discarded". Therefore, individuals with regenerated arms are often found.

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