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Dermasterias imbricata (Leather Star), Pycnopodia helianthoides (Sunflower Star)

The sunflower (Pycnopodia helianthoides) is a real predator - it would eat the leather star (Dermasterias imbricata) if given a chance. This sunflower star has 18 arms, but from the look of it, some are rather new. Fully grown, they should about 20 arms.


Camera: Nikon F100
Date: Friday, August 29th, 2003
Film: Fuji Velvia 50 (slide)
Lens: 28-70mm f/2.8 ED-IF AF-S Zoom-Nikkor
Photographer: John Harvey
Region: North America, Canada, British Columbia
Scientific Name: species related to Dermasterias imbricata (Leather Star)
species related to Pycnopodia helianthoides (Sunflower Star)
Tag: sea star
Larger image: 2000 x 1313
Raw image: 3780 x 2481

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