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|date of photo Jun 26, 1998
location From Monterey Bay (Monterey County, California, US)family Asteriidaeorder Forcipulatidaclass Asteroideahabitat Subtidalnotes With tube feet attached, Pisaster slowly moves its captured prey along one arm toward the mouth. The seastar then turns the snail so it can insert its stomach through the shell's aperture and digest the snail. The shell, with a barnacle attached, later will be discarded. The encounter was set up in our home aquarium.camera Nikonphoto category: Animal - Invertebrate-Other
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