Strange looking starfish

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  1. King_Triton

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    Hi Guys,

    Can anyone please help identify this starfish. Sorry for the poor quality, this was taken with my mobile phone.

    The color is brown, and tends to turn slightly purplish towards the tips now and then.

    Got him at a pet shop for 50 bucks, as he's a bit short of a couple limbs. Will these grow back?

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    hard to see pic, but yes they limbs will grow back
     
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    Just hoping it will remain fairly small, the guy told me it was some dwarf starfish, can remember the name he gave me, dont really believe him though
     
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    could it be this?? seems to fit the description

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    Thanks will check it out right now
     
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    okay.. that kinda helped at first then just confused the shit outta me. lol

    but it looks just like that star.. its the same. purplish on the tips and the same sort of roughness
     
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