An Australian starfish has gone viral after being posted on Reddit, with hundreds of users pointing out its resemblance to a penis.

The species is actually called the Choriaster Granulatus starfish, however, its likeness to the male anatomy is uncanny. Like other starfish, it has five arms, however, the end of each arm has a bulbous tip.

While the starfish can be found in some Australian waters, it also lives in tropical waters in East Africa, the Indo-Pacific region Red Sea, Vanuatu, Fiji and Papua New Guinea.

The Reddit thread has accumulated almost 50,000 likes and over 2,600 comments, with some users dubbing it a ‘cocktopus’.

“Looks like I’m going on a trip to Australia!” One user joked. Another commented, “My wife keeps one of these in her bedside table, they buzz at night sometimes.”

Aside from its interesting legs, the starfish has its mouth on the top side and prefers shallow waters, though can live as deep as 40 metres. It commonly frequents the Great Barrier Reef, because of the shallower waters, plentiful reef and warm, tropical waters.

Rolling Stone is currently running a competition with that could see you and a plus-one living it up in Tropical North Queensland, one of the world’s most beautiful areas –and perhaps even see your own ‘cocktopus’. All you have to do is enter the draw here to win.

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Totalling $5500, the prize includes tours, accommodation and over $1800 worth of flight credit from Australian airports.

Winners will receive an epic experience that includes three nights at five-star hotel Crystalbrook Flynn, a day trip to Fitzroy Island, a Reef Magic cruise, and dinner at Ochre Restaurant worth $200.

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