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Slender Starfish Astropecten bispinosus
2012-04-19 11:01:50

The Slender Starfish (Astropecten bispinosus), is a species of sea star in the Astropectinidae family. This species lives only in the Mediterranean Sea and prefers sandy seabed near meadows of Cymodocea nodosa. It is found at depths between 8 and 400 feet. While sandy seabeds are preferred, it can also be seen on muddy and gravely mobile seabed as well. It remains buried during the day. This...

Spiny Comb-Star Astropecten irregilaris
2012-04-19 10:57:01

The Spiny Comb-star (Astropecten irregilaris), is a species of starfish in the Astropectinidae family. It is found in the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea. It lives on mobile seabed (sandy, muddy or gravely) and remains buried under sediment during the daytime. It is a very common species in all kinds of mobile seabed from 4 to 4,000 feet deep. It is active in the late afternoon and at...

Common Starfish Asterias rubens
2012-04-19 09:12:37

The Common Starfish (Asterias rubens), also known as the Common Sea Star, is the most common species of starfish found in the northeast Atlantic Ocean. It is usually found on rocky and gravelly substrate. This starfish has five arms and usually grows to between 4 and 12 inches in diameter, although some specimens have been recorded up to 21 inches across. It is typically orange or brown in...

Gorgonocephalus Eucnemis
2012-04-19 09:07:55

Gorgonocephalus eucnemis is a species of starfish found in circumpolar marine environments in the Northern Hemisphere, particularly the Arctic Ocean and northern parts of the Atlantic Ocean as far south as the Faeroe Islands and Massachusetts Bay. It also occurs in the Pacific Ocean from the Bering Sea south to Japan and Laguna Beach, California. It is found in rocky areas with strong currents...

Astropecten Platyacanthus
2012-04-19 09:00:08

Astropecten platyacanthus is a species of sea star of the family Astropectinidae. It is found only in the Mediterranean Sea living on mobile seabed (sand, mud or gravel) remaining largely buried under the sediment during the daytime. It comes out in late afternoon and is active throughout the night. It can be found at depths between 3 and 200 feet, but is more frequently found in mixed coarse...

Antarctic Sea Urchin Sterechinus Neumayeri
2012-04-17 11:36:15

The Antarctic Sea Urchin (Sterechinus neumayeri), is a species of sea urchin in the family Echinidae. It is found in the Antarctic Ocean living on the seafloor. It is common around the circumpolar waters, including the Balleny Islands, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, Terra Nova Bay, and Victoria Land. It is found at depths of about 820 feet. The colors of this species range...

Magnificent Star Luidia magnifica
2012-04-10 19:14:53

The Magnificent Star (Luidia magnifica), is a species of starfish in the family Luidiidae. It is found only in the Pacific Ocean on sandy areas of the seabed surrounding Hawaii and the Philippines at a depth of 60 to 440 feet. This starfish can grow quite large, with one specimen found on the Pearl and Hermes Atoll, Hawaii, measuring 33 inches in diameter. It usually has ten long, tapering...

Slender sea star Astropecten spinulosus
2012-04-10 19:01:50

The Slender sea star (Astropecten spinulosus), is a species of starfish in the Astropectinidae family. It is found only in the Mediterranean Sea, spending much of its life on sandy, muddy or gravelly seabed in areas very rich in algae from 3.5 to 165 feet deep. Its favorite seabed meadows are Mediterranean Tapeweed (Posidonia oceanica) and Little Neptune Grass (Cymodocea nodosa). The common...

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