Like a chocolate chip cookie, this sea star has dark brown pointy tubercles or horns shaped like chocolate chips all over for protection.
The chocolate chip starfish has five arms and can be found in a variety of shades ranging from light brown or cream, to a brilliant deep orange.
They live in the warm, shallow areas of the Pacific Ocean, Indian Ocean and Red Sea, and are found all over seagrass beds and sandy areas.
Can you keep a chocolate chip starfish as a pet?
Yes, you can!
The chocolate chip starfish should be kept in a large marine aquarium housing mild-mannered fish.
Since they are slower moving than most fish, it should not be housed with predatory fish, including Triggerfish and Puffers.
In the aquarium, the diet the Chocolate Chip Sea Star can consist of is chopped clams, shrimp, and squid.