Sunflower star (sun starfish), dorsal surface detail, Pycnopodia helianthoides



Sunflower star (sun starfish), dorsal surface detail. San Nicholas Island, California, USA, Pycnopodia helianthoides, natural history stock photograph, photo id 10182Add To Light Table
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Sunflower star (sun starfish), dorsal surface detail. San Nicholas Island, California, USA

Stock Photo: 10182
Species: Sun star, Pycnopodia helianthoides
Location: San Nicholas Island, California, USA
Format: Digital 3:2
Other Names: sun starfish
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