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Sand Star

Luidia foliolata

Sand StarDerek Tarr ~ wildoceanphoto.com

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 feet in depth

Diet

  • Feed on snails, such as the olive snail

Interesting Facts

  • These sea stars are capable of moving on or below the surface of the sand

Reproduction