Here is a large "Solnhofen Starfish" of the species Riedaster reicheli from Ried. This Riedaster shows well centered on a unbroken plate and offers a quite detailed preservation. The spines of the see star are good visibile and the fossil is quite inflated preserved. The Riedaster it self measures about 72 x 51 mm as it is on the plate. Fossil starfishes are always very rare in Solnhofen.