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Pisaster giganteus
Pisaster giganteus
Giant Seastar
Photographer: Lovell and Libby Langstroth
Organization: California Academy of Sciences
Collection: CalAcademy

ID: 0000 0000 0305 0987 (2005-03-31)

Copyright © 2005 California Academy of Sciences

  • date of photo  May 4, 1998
  • latitude 36.54630   longitude -121.93121   max error distance 2866 meters     View on Google Maps.
  • horizontal datum World Geodetic System 1984
  • georeferencing source GeoLocate
  • location   Carmel Bay (Monterey County, California, US)
  • family Asteriidae
  • order Forcipulatida
  • class Asteroidea
  • habitat  Subtidal
  • notes   This closeup of a juvenile Pisaster was taken to show details of the seastar's dorsal surface. Blue rings surround pink spines, and tiny yellow pincers, pedicellariae, encircle the rings. Skin gills protrude from dark recesses.
  • camera   Nikonos with Framer
  • photo category: Animal - Invertebrate-Other

  • common names   Giant Seastar (photographer)
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