Sun starfish, Pycnopodia helianthoides

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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., Pycnopodia helianthoides, natural history stock photograph, photo id 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.

Species: Sun star, Pycnopodia helianthoides
Image ID: 14950
Format: Digital 3:2
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