Echinaster spinulosus
Family Echinasteridae

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Abundance: common Distribution: inner/mid-shelf (10-20m)

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Dorsal (left) and ventral views: Arms are ~3 cm long.
They are nearly circular in cross-section, but flattened on the ventral side.

The tube feet are characteristically bright orange and have suckers,
and the tips of the arms are often curled upward.

The eye spots found at the arm tips are bright orange.

A juvenile seahorse wraps his tail around the seastar on the side
of an aquarium. The seastar's orange tube feet cling to the glass.