Home > Invertebrates > Sea Stars

Updated 8/14/2016

Phylum Echinodermata

Class Asteroidea, Sea Stars

HAWAII

Acanthaster planci

CROWN-OF-THORNS SEA STAR

 

Culcita novaeguineae

CUSHION STAR

 

Mithrodia fisheri 

FISHER'S STAR

 

 

Coscinasterias acutispina

SHARP-SPINED SEA STAR

 

Asteropsis carinifera

SHERIFF-BADGE STAR

 

Pentaceraster cumingi

KNOBBY STAR

 

Leiaster glaber

RED VELVET STAR

 

Leiaster leachi

PURPLE VELVET STAR

 

Linckia guildingi

GREEN LINCKIA

 

Linckia multifora

SPOTTED LINCKIA

 

Ophidiaster hemprichi

HEMPRICH'S STAR

 

Dactylosaster cylindricus pacificus

HAWAIIAN CYLINDRICAL STAR 

 

Thromidia catalai

CATALA'S STAR

 

Aquilonastra anomala

DWARF STAR

 

Astropecten sp.

SPINY SAND STAR

 

Luidia aspera

EIGHT-ARMED STAR


INDO-PACIFIC 

Echinaster callosus

CALLOUSED SEA STAR

Linckia laevigata

BLUE LINCKIA

 

Ophidiaster cribrarius

FRAGILE STAR

 


JAPAN 

Certonardoa semiregularis

RED SEA STAR    Akahitode

 


TROPICAL EASTERN PACIFIC

Astropecten armatus

SOUTHERN SPINY SAND STAR

 

Linckia columbiae

FRAGILE STAR

 


NORTHEAST PACIFIC

Patiria miniata

BAT STAR

 

Mediaster aequalis

RED SEA STAR

 

Pisaster giganteus

GIANT-SPINED STAR

 

Pisaster ochraceus

OCHRE STAR

 

Dermasterias imbricata

LEATHER STAR

 

Henricia leviuscula

BLOOD STAR

 

Pycnopodia helianthoides

GIANT SUNFLOWER STAR

 

Solaster stimpsoni

STIMPSON'S SUN STAR

 

Evasterias troscheli

FALSE OCHRE STAR

 

Lepasterias hexactis

SIX-ARM SEA STAR

 

Orthasterias koehleri

RAINBOW STAR

 

Astrometis sertulifera

FRAGILE RAINBOW STAR

Pisaster brevispinus

SHORT-SPINED STAR

 

Astropecten verrilli

NORTHERN or CALIFORNIA SPINY SAND STAR

 


TROPICAL WESTERN ATLANTIC 

Echinaster spinulosus

BROWN SPINY SEA STAR