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Ophiopholis aculeata  (Atlantic Daisy Brittle Star)

Photo of Ophiopholis aculeata by Aaron Baldwin
© Aaron Baldwin (Photo ID #2191)

Photographer's Submitted Details

Photo Location John Brown's Beach, Sitka Sound, Alaska Photographer Aaron Baldwin
Habitat Under rocks, lowest intertidal
Photo Date Upload Date October 23, 2007
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UTM Northing Photo ID # 2191
Notes This common brittle star is found in rocky areas where it squeezes in bewteen rocks. Unlike many of our brittle stars, this species avoids areas with sediment. Photo taken with Pentax Optio W10 underwater camera submerged in tidepool.


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