Sunflower Sea Star (Pycnopodia helianthoides)
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Title: Sunflower sea star
Alternative Title: Pycnopodia helianthoides
Publisher: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Contributor: ASSISTANT REGIONAL DIRECTOR-EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Language: EN - ENGLISH
Rights: (public domain)
Subject: Species, Marine Life, Starfish, Refuges, Alaska Maritime NWR, Aleutians, Unalaska
Abstract: The largest and one of the fastest sea star species in Alaska. Grazes on mollusks and urchins in the intertidal zone. Sea stars have a remarkable ability to regenerate lost parts.
Available: September 02 2003
Issued: September 02 2003
Modified: December 22 2004