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Dermasterias imbricata
Dermasterias imbricata
Leather Star
(shown with Corynactis californica)
Photographer: Lovell and Libby Langstroth
Organization: California Academy of Sciences
Collection: CalAcademy

ID: 0000 0000 0305 0558 (2005-03-18)

Copyright © 2005 California Academy of Sciences

  • date of photo  between 1980 and 1985
  • latitude 36.81817   longitude -121.79356   max error distance 26012 meters     View on Google Maps.
  • horizontal datum World Geodetic System 1984
  • georeferencing source GeoLocate
  • location   Outer Monterey Bay (Monterey County, California, US)
  • family Poraniidae
  • order Spinulosida
  • class Asteroidea
  • habitat  Subtidal
  • notes   This leather star is hunched over its anemone prey in a characteristic embrace. It is one of the few predators of the anemone, a large part of its diet. The seastar makes every effort to avoid contact with the anemone's potent nematocysts. Depth 27 m.
  • camera   Nikon in Oceanic housing
  • photo category: Animal - Invertebrate-Other

  • common names   Leather Star (photographer)
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