Category: ‘Echinoids’

  • Giant Spined Star 7688319668 O

    Giant Spined Star

    Pisaster giganteus
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    Description Large white spines, uniformly spaced with swollen tips, surrounded by blue or purple rings, with a body color that is light brown or blue Diameter – up to 22 inches Range Vancouver Island, British Columbia to Isla Cedros, Baja California Habitat Lives on rocky, …

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  • Ochre Sea Star 7669302930 O

    Ochre Sea Star

    Pisaster ochraceus
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    Description This sea star has five stout rays that range in length from 4 to 10 inches The rays are arranged around an ill-defined central disk While most individuals are purple, they can be orange, Range ochre, and brown The aboral surface contains many small …

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  • Red Sea Urchin 7681164010 O

    Red Sea Urchin

    Strongylocentrotus franciscanus
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    Description This large sea urchin has sharp spines that are about 1/2 as long as the diameter of the chest Color ranges from red, red brown, to dark purple Diameter to about 10 inches The animals have a mouth with special jaws (Aristotle’s Lantern) located …

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  • Sand Dollar 7673160914 O

    Sand Dollar

    Dendraster excentricus
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    Description They are colored gray, brown, black or shades of purple Their size is variable but up to 100 mm wide,and a dome shaped carapace varying in height to about 10 mm, with a circular body or test Their body is covered with fine, spiny …

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  • Sand Star 7688983714 O

    Sand Star

    Luidia foliolata
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    Description Gray to tan-colored with plates and spines on the edges of each arm No suckers on the tube feet Width about 6 inches Range San Pedro, California to Ecuador Habitat Found on soft bottoms, usually sand; from the very low intertidal to about 180 …

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