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Sunflower Star

Pycnopodia helianthoides

Description:

A juvenile sunflower sea star. They are relatively swift moving for an echinoderm. This one is colored grey-purple with a pale tan underside. My hand is in the first photo for size comparison. The video demonstrated movement in the animal.

Notes:

Juvenile.

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2 Comments

AlexanderStein
AlexanderStein 8 years ago

Thanks! It was indeed a treasure to find. Little cutie. :3

KarenL
KarenL 8 years ago

Great find!

AlexanderStein
Spotted by
AlexanderStein

Oregon, USA

Spotted on Jun 14, 2010
Submitted on Dec 29, 2011

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