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Pteraster tesselatus
Pteraster tesselatus
Pacific Cushion Star
Photographer: Lovell and Libby Langstroth
Organization: California Academy of Sciences
Collection: CalAcademy

ID: 0000 0000 0806 0544 (2006-08-10)

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  • date of photo  between 1980 and 1986
  • latitude 36.81856   longitude -121.79270   max error distance 26012 meters     View on Google Maps.
  • horizontal datum World Geodetic System 1984
  • georeferencing source GeoLocate
  • location   Monterey Bay (Monterey County, California, US)
  • family Pterasteridae
  • order Spinulosida
  • class Asteroidea
  • habitat  Marine
  • notes   Photographed at depth of 30 m on the open coast off Monterey Bay. This is a slow-moving seastar that defends itself by secreting copious amounts of mucus. Other invertebrates in this view include the seastar Dermasteria imbricata and the sea snail Cypraea spadicea.
  • camera   Nikon in Oceanic housing
  • photo category: Animal - Invertebrate-Other

  • common names   Pacific Cushion Star (photographer)
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