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Bat Star

Patiria miniata

Description:

From Wikipedia: "The Bat star, also known as Sea bat, Webbed star,Bat Man and Broad-disk star, is an echinoderm of class Asteroidea. It typically has five arms, with the center disk of the animal being much wider than the stubby arms are in length. Although the bat star usually has five arms, it sometimes has as many as nine. Bat stars occur in many of colors, including green, purple, red, orange, yellow and brown, either mottled or solid."

Habitat:

In the intertidal zone ranging from Sitka, Alaska to Baja California.

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2 Comments

tibiprada
tibiprada 10 years ago

interesting spotting !

Welcome to Project Noah! Cute little star. Please consider adding your so-cal spottings to the Southern California Wildlife mission at: http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/7964...

Kiloueka
Spotted by
Kiloueka

Avalon, California, USA

Spotted on Jan 5, 2012
Submitted on Jul 11, 2012

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