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Pink Sea Star, Giant Pink Sea Star or Short-spined Sea Star

Pisaster brevispinus


Bright pink starfish, usually found on sand or mud substrate where it catches its prey such as clams or sand dollars. Smaller individuals are sometimes seen on rocks or pilings where they prey on mussels.




This one was about 20cm in diameter.

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San Francisco, California, USA

Spotted on Sep 14, 2012
Submitted on Sep 14, 2012

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