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Linckia guildingii
Linckia guildingii
Common Comet Star
(shown with Metridium)
Photographer: Lovell and Libby Langstroth
Organization: California Academy of Sciences
Collection: CalAcademy

ID: 0000 0000 1106 0234 (2006-11-06)

Copyright © 2006 California Academy of Sciences

  • date of photo  between 1980 and 1986
  • latitude 36.81856   longitude -121.79270   max error distance 26012 meters     View on Google Maps.
  • location   Monterey Bay (Monterey County, California, US)
  • family Ophidiasteridae
  • order Valvatida
  • class Asteroidea
  • habitat  Marine
  • notes   This seastar appears to use mucus to trap microscopic food particles.
  • camera   Nikon in Oceanic Housing
  • photo category: Animal - Invertebrate-Other

  • common names   Common Comet Star (photographer)
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