E-Fauna Photo Gallery

Leptasterias aequalis  (Six-Armed Star)

Photo of Leptasterias aequalis by Aaron Baldwin
© Aaron Baldwin (Photo ID #2059)

Photographer's Submitted Details

Photo Location Sitka Sound, SE Alaska Photographer Aaron Baldwin
Habitat Usually subtidal, on rocks
Photo Date Upload Date October 18, 2007
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UTM Northing Photo ID # 2059
Notes This relatively thin arms and color help distinguish this species from other small 6-arms. The pink color pictured is common, but more often seen is a light to medium brown form. This seastar readily loses arms, so handle gently. Photo with Pentax Optio W10 underwater camera submerged in shallow aquarium.

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