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Pisaster giganteus
Pisaster giganteus
Giant-spined Seastar
(shown with Strawberry anemones)
Photographer: Lovell and Libby Langstroth
Organization: California Academy of Sciences
Collection: CalAcademy

ID: 0000 0000 0405 0150 (2005-04-04)

Copyright © 2005 California Academy of Sciences

 
INFORMATION PROVIDED WITH THE PHOTO
  • date of photo  between 1980 and 1986
  • latitude 36.54630   longitude -121.93121   max error distance 2866 meters     View on Google Maps.
  • location   Camel Bay (Monterey County, California, US)
  • family Asteriidae
  • order Forcipulatida
  • class Asteroidea
  • habitat  Subtidal
  • notes   This seastar is an active predator of snails, bivalves, barnacles, and small chitons. It is not feeding on the anemones it straddles here. Diameter about 45 cm. Depth 18 m.
  • camera   Nikon in Oceanic housing
  • photo category: Animal - Invertebrate-Other

  • MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THIS ANIMAL
  • common names   Giant-spined Seastar (photographer)
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