Hitchhiking on a Star

by | Feb 15, 2012 | Advanced Aquarist | 0 comments

Hitchhiking on a Star

A half inch lionfish riding a star!

When no rocks or corals are around, you seek shelter wherever you can. Tiny (and I mean tiny) lionfish, dwarf lionfish, and frogfish hitch a ride on Chocolate Chip Starfish (Protoreaster nodosus) in the silty bay of North Sulawesi, Indonesia. We’ve seen animals hitch rides on large creatures like sharks, Mola Molas, and sea turtles, but sea stars?

Read about the unbridled excitement of the divers upon their serendipitous discovery over at BlennyWatcher.com . Can you blame them?  This is way too cool!  

  • Leonard Ho

    I'm a passionate aquarist of over 30 years, a coral reef lover, and the blog editor for Advanced Aquarist. While aquarium gadgets interest me, it's really livestock (especially fish), artistry of aquariums, and "method behind the madness" processes that captivate my attention.


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