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This starfish ‘ravioli’ is not edible — but Twitter is still craving it

This sea star is making waves.

A starfish which resembles ravioli has found viral fame far beyond its ocean home.

Plinthaster dentatus or “The Spongivorous Cookie Star,” as the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration refers to the stuffed-looking star species, has enraptured Twitter — all for looking like a delicious stuffed pasta.

“The forbidden pasta,” one hungry fan wrote in response to a tweet from NOAA showing the spongy phylum.

“In the water all this time and still looks ‘al dente,’ ” responded Roberto Centazzo.

“You can’t stop me from eating it,” tweeted another.

The species, NOAA writes in a blog post, is unique among starfish for its pentagonal shape — and its eating habits. On a recent dive, NOAA scientists observed a six-star “feeding event,” in which a whole crew of the Cookie Stars feasted on some glass sponges.

Although discovered in 1884, there are many unknowns about the echinoderm, but one thing is clear: it’s not as tasty as it looks.

This isn’t the first time sea stars have made the news this summer. At the end of June, Vermilion sea stars went viral for their arm muscle contractions, which look a lot like shapely human butts.

“Saw a thicc [sic] ass starfish at the aquarium today,” reads a now viral tweet of one such sea star.

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