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Asteroidea class (Sea Stars)
Life (root) » Animalia (Animals) » Echinodermata (Echinoderms) » Asterozoa (Sea Stars and Brittle Stars) » Asteroidea (Sea Stars)

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Sea Stars
Asteroidea class
Location: Stripe Rock, Kodiak Island County, AK
Photo Date: 8/7/2008
Remarks: (top)


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Sea Stars
Asteroidea class
Location: Foul Bay, Kodiak Island County, AK
Photo Date: 8/7/2008
Remarks: (bottom)


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Sea Stars
Asteroidea class
Location: Kodiak Island County, AK
Photo Date: 8/4/2008
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Sea Stars
Asteroidea class
Location: Kodiak Island County, AK
Photo Date: 8/4/2008
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Sea Stars
Asteroidea class
Location: Kodiak Island County, AK
Photo Date: 8/4/2008
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Sea Stars
Asteroidea class
Location: Chub Cay, The Bahamas
Photo Date: 2/7/2006




Pycnopodia helianthoides (Sunflower Sea Star)
Life (root) » Animalia (Animals) » Echinodermata (Echinoderms) » Asterozoa (Sea Stars and Brittle Stars) » Asteroidea (Sea Stars) » Forcipulatacea (Forcipulatacean Sea Stars) » Forcipulatida (Forcipulatidan Sea Stars) » Asteriidae (Asteriid Sea Stars) » Pycnopodiinae » Pycnopodia » Pycnopodia helianthoides (Sunflower Sea Star)

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Sunflower Sea Star
Pycnopodia helianthoides
Location: Kodiak, Kodiak Island County, AK
Photo Date: 8/7/2008
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Sunflower Sea Star
Pycnopodia helianthoides
Location: Kodiak, Kodiak Island County, AK
Photo Date: 8/7/2008


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Sunflower Sea Star
Pycnopodia helianthoides
Location: Kaguyak Bay, Kodiak Island County, AK
Photo Date: 8/4/2008
Remarks: Star Fish, Kaguyak Bay
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Sunflower Sea Star
Pycnopodia helianthoides
Location: Kodiak Island County, AK
Photo Date: 8/4/2008
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Sunflower Sea Star
Pycnopodia helianthoides
Location: Kodiak Island County, AK
Photo Date: 8/4/2008
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Coscinasterias muricata (Eleven-armed Sea Star)
Life (root) » Animalia (Animals) » Echinodermata (Echinoderms) » Asterozoa (Sea Stars and Brittle Stars) » Asteroidea (Sea Stars) » Forcipulatacea (Forcipulatacean Sea Stars) » Forcipulatida (Forcipulatidan Sea Stars) » Asteriidae (Asteriid Sea Stars) » Coscinasterias » Coscinasterias muricata (Eleven-armed Sea Star)

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Eleven-armed Sea Star
Coscinasterias muricata
Location: Abel Tasman National Park, Tasman, New Zealand
Photo Date: 2/11/2020
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Eleven-armed Sea Star
Coscinasterias muricata
Location: Abel Tasman National Park, Tasman, New Zealand
Photo Date: 2/11/2020
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Evasterias troschelii (Mottled Star)
Life (root) » Animalia (Animals) » Echinodermata (Echinoderms) » Asterozoa (Sea Stars and Brittle Stars) » Asteroidea (Sea Stars) » Forcipulatacea (Forcipulatacean Sea Stars) » Forcipulatida (Forcipulatidan Sea Stars) » Asteriidae (Asteriid Sea Stars) » Evasterias » Evasterias troschelii (Mottled Star)

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Mottled Star
Evasterias troschelii
Location: gustavus, AK
Photo Date: 5/14/2006




Oreaster reticulatus (Red Cushion Sea Star)
Life (root) » Animalia (Animals) » Echinodermata (Echinoderms) » Asterozoa (Sea Stars and Brittle Stars) » Asteroidea (Sea Stars) » Valvatacea (Valvatacean Sea Stars) » Valvatida (Valvatidan Sea Stars) » Oreasteridae (Cushion Stars and Allies) » Oreaster » Oreaster reticulatus (Red Cushion Sea Star)

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Red Cushion Sea Star
Oreaster reticulatus
Location: San Blas, Panama
Photo Date: 5/19/2007
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Red Cushion Sea Star
Oreaster reticulatus
Location: San Blas, Panama
Photo Date: 5/19/2007
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Red Cushion Sea Star
Oreaster reticulatus
Location: Chub Cay, The Bahamas
Photo Date: 2/7/2006




Dermasterias imbricata (Leather Star)
Life (root) » Animalia (Animals) » Echinodermata (Echinoderms) » Asterozoa (Sea Stars and Brittle Stars) » Asteroidea (Sea Stars) » Valvatacea (Valvatacean Sea Stars) » Valvatida (Valvatidan Sea Stars) » Asteropseidae » Dermasterias » Dermasterias imbricata (Leather Star)

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Leather Star
Dermasterias imbricata
Location: Kodiak, Kodiak Island County, AK
Photo Date: 8/7/2008
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Linckia genus
Life (root) » Animalia (Animals) » Echinodermata (Echinoderms) » Asterozoa (Sea Stars and Brittle Stars) » Asteroidea (Sea Stars) » Valvatacea (Valvatacean Sea Stars) » Valvatida (Valvatidan Sea Stars) » Ophidiasteridae » Linckia

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Linckia genus
Location: Molokini Crater, Maui County, HI
Photo Date: 12/25/2007
Remarks: (for color comparison)
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Linckia multifora (Spotted Linckia)
Life (root) » Animalia (Animals) » Echinodermata (Echinoderms) » Asterozoa (Sea Stars and Brittle Stars) » Asteroidea (Sea Stars) » Valvatacea (Valvatacean Sea Stars) » Valvatida (Valvatidan Sea Stars) » Ophidiasteridae » Linckia » Linckia multifora (Spotted Linckia)

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Spotted Linckia
Linckia multifora
Location: Niihau Island, Kauai County, HI
Photo Date: 6/14/2008
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Phataria unifascialis (Blue Sea Star)
Life (root) » Animalia (Animals) » Echinodermata (Echinoderms) » Asterozoa (Sea Stars and Brittle Stars) » Asteroidea (Sea Stars) » Valvatacea (Valvatacean Sea Stars) » Valvatida (Valvatidan Sea Stars) » Ophidiasteridae » Phataria » Phataria unifascialis (Blue Sea Star)

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Blue Sea Star
Phataria unifascialis
Location: Puerto Vallarta, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, México
Photo Date: 6/11/2007
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Acanthaster genus (Crown-of-thorns Sea Stars)
Life (root) » Animalia (Animals) » Echinodermata (Echinoderms) » Asterozoa (Sea Stars and Brittle Stars) » Asteroidea (Sea Stars) » Valvatacea (Valvatacean Sea Stars) » Valvatida (Valvatidan Sea Stars) » Acanthasteridae (Crown-of-thorns Sea Stars) » Acanthaster (Crown-of-thorns Sea Stars)

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Crown-of-thorns Sea Stars
Acanthaster genus
Location: Niihau Island, Kauai County, HI
Photo Date: 6/14/2008




Acanthaster planci (Long-spined Crown-of-Thorns)
Life (root) » Animalia (Animals) » Echinodermata (Echinoderms) » Asterozoa (Sea Stars and Brittle Stars) » Asteroidea (Sea Stars) » Valvatacea (Valvatacean Sea Stars) » Valvatida (Valvatidan Sea Stars) » Acanthasteridae (Crown-of-thorns Sea Stars) » Acanthaster (Crown-of-thorns Sea Stars) » Acanthaster planci (Long-spined Crown-of-Thorns)

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Long-spined Crown-of-Thorns
Acanthaster planci
Location: Cocos Island, Cost Rica
Photo Date: 6/30/2009