The icon star, Iconaster longimanus
… inhabits deep reef areas of the tropical west and central Indo-Pacific Ocean. Its range includes south eastern Arabia, the Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, the South China Sea, Indonesia and northern and western Australia.
Most starfish have planktonic larvae that live and feed in the water column for several weeks. Iconaster longimanus produces large yolky eggs which develop directly into juvenile starfish without an intervening larval stage.
More about this species: Encyclopedia of Life
Image: OCEAN DEFENDER Hawaii via World Register of Marine Species