Sun starfish, Pycnopodia helianthoides



Sun starfish.  This enormous starfish can have up to 24 arms, grow to 30 inches in diameter and have as many as 15000 tube feet.  Sun stars are usually pink, purple or brown in color although will occasionally be red or yellow. They can regrow lost arms., Pycnopodia helianthoides, natural history stock photograph, photo id 14949Add To Light Table
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Sun starfish.  This enormous starfish can have up to 24 arms, grow to 30 inches in diameter and have as many as 15000 tube feet.  Sun stars are usually pink, purple or brown in color although will occasionally be red or yellow. They can regrow lost arms. Image #14950

Sun starfish. This enormous starfish can have up to 24 arms, grow to 30 inches in diameter and have as many as 15000 tube feet. Sun stars are usually pink, purple or brown in color although will occasionally be red or yellow. They can regrow lost arms.

Stock Photo: 14949
Species: Sun star, Pycnopodia helianthoides
Format: Digital 3:2
Other Names: sun starfish
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