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Family: Pterasteridae (See list of species below)

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35 species with fin ray counts including ? spines in dorsal and ? in anal fins (see list below)
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Calyptraster tenuissimus
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Diplopteraster multipes
[Pincushion star]
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Diplopteraster peregrinator
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Diplopteraster semireticulatus
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Diplopteraster verrucosus
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Euretaster attenuatus
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Euretaster cribrosus
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Euretaster insignis
[Striking sea star]
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Hymenaster caelatus
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Hymenaster coccinatus
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Hymenaster crucifer
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Hymenaster formosus
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Hymenaster graniferus
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Hymenaster koehleri
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Hymenaster latebrosus
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Hymenaster nobilis
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Hymenaster pellucidus
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Hymenaster perissonatus
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Hymenaster perspicuus
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Hymenaster praecoquis
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Hymenaster quadrispinosus
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Hymenaster sacculatus
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Pteraster affinis
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Pteraster diaphanus
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Pteraster gibber
[Slime star]
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Pteraster jordani
[Jordan's cushion star]
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Pteraster marsippus
[Prickly cushion star]


Pteraster militaris
[Wrinkled sea star]
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Pteraster obesus
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Pteraster obscurus
[Obscure cushion star]
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Pteraster pulvillus
[Orange cushion star]
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Pteraster rugatus
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Pteraster rugosus
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Pteraster stellifer
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Pteraster tesselatus
[Tesselated slime star]
35 Species of Family Pterasteridae
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Sort by: Species Length
Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
Calyptraster tenuissimus Southeast Pacific
Diplopteraster multipes Pincushion star Circumpolar 20 WD
Diplopteraster peregrinator Antarctic Indian Ocean
Diplopteraster semireticulatus Antarctic Indian Ocean an
Diplopteraster verrucosus Antarctic Atlantic
Euretaster attenuatus Western Central Pacific
Euretaster cribrosus Indo-West Pacific
Euretaster insignis Striking sea star Pacific Ocean.
Hymenaster caelatus Antarctic Indian Ocean
Hymenaster coccinatus Antarctic Indian Ocean
Hymenaster crucifer Antarctic Indian Ocean
Hymenaster formosus Antarctic Indian Ocean
Hymenaster graniferus Antarctic Indian Ocean
Hymenaster koehleri Northeast Pacific
Hymenaster latebrosus Antarctic Indian Ocean
Hymenaster nobilis Antarctic Indian Ocean
Hymenaster pellucidus Northeast Atlantic and th
Hymenaster perissonatus Northeast Pacific.
Hymenaster perspicuus Antarctic Atlantic.
Hymenaster praecoquis Antarctic Indian Ocean
Hymenaster quadrispinosus Eastern Pacific.
Hymenaster sacculatus Antarctic Atlantic
Pteraster affinis Southeast Pacific and Ant
Pteraster diaphanus Eastern Pacific
Pteraster gibber Slime star Southern Ocean.
Pteraster jordani Jordan's cushion star Northeast Pacific
Pteraster marsippus Prickly cushion star Northeast Pacific
Pteraster militaris Wrinkled sea star Circumboreal and polar 15 WD
Pteraster obesus Western Pacific. Tropica
Pteraster obscurus Obscure cushion star Arctic, Northeast Pacific
Pteraster pulvillus Orange cushion star Northeast Atlantic and th
Pteraster rugatus Antarctic Indian Ocean
Pteraster rugosus Western Atlantic
Pteraster stellifer Antarctic
Pteraster tesselatus Tesselated slime star Northern Pacific and Nort 24 WD



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