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|(Zool.) ||a pentagonal starfish belonging to Goniaster, Astrogonium, and other allied genera; - so called from its form.|
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There is also a lesser-known species called cushion stars
but you really have to look carefully for them and Worms Head causeway, Gower, is the only place I know where you can find them in Wales.
He added: "There are pencil urchins which are ordinary sea urchins with a very strong pencil-like spine, cushion stars
which are strange star fish, and bizarre crabs.
exigua are cushion stars
and usually have six and five arms, respectively (Dartnall 1971).
And he said even cushion stars
, a rare type of starfish which was almost wiped out in the area, had now recovered their numbers.