Sunflower starfish

Sunflower Starfish  (Pycnopodia helianthoides)  The sunflower star is among the larger of the starfish species. With its 24 arms, it can reach a diameter of over 2 feet! The color of this starfish can range from purple to red, pink, brown, orange, and yellow. It is common along the Pacific coast and can be found along the rocky sea bottoms from Alaska to southern California.

The echinoderms are a group of animals that includes starfish, urchins, feather stars, and sea cucumbers.

sytarfish  at least 2 1/2 feet accross (Stefanie D. of Shelton, WA

The sunflower sea star (Pycnopodia helianthoides) tattoo idea :)

Wholesale Sunflower starfish 6 inch to 8 inch - Packed: 6 pcs @ $3.15 each

Wholesale Sunflower starfish 6 inch to 8 inch - Packed: 6 pcs @ $3.15 each

giant sun starfish - these are found in cool waters, one to two feet across, and they move incredibly fast for starfish

I never expected this many arms. This must be the octopus of starfish.

Multileg Sunflower Starfish Sea Shell Wedding Real Beach Craft 2" - 3" (4 pcs) | Collectibles, Rocks, Fossils & Minerals, Shells | eBay!

Multileg Sunflower Starfish Sea Shell Wedding Real Beach Craft 2" - 3" (4 pcs)

Multileg Sunflower Starfish Sea Shell Wedding Real Beach Craft 2" - 3" (4 pcs) | Collectibles, Rocks, Fossils & Minerals, Shells | eBay!

Photo: Golden sea star draped on a rock

SUNFLOWER SEA STAR (Gold) - the largest sea star in the world [Pycnopodia helianthoides] by Paul Nicklen. This sea star is draped moplike over a seafloor rock off the British Columbia coast. Though commonly called starfish, sea stars are not fish but ec

Researchers analyzed hundreds of sunflower starfish to figure out what's causing sea star wasting syndrome. Photo courtesy of Cornell University

Scientists solve mystery of West Coast starfish plague

Researchers analyzed hundreds of sunflower starfish to figure out what's causing sea star wasting syndrome. Photo courtesy of Cornell University

sunflower starfish | The Sunflower Starfish can grow 16 to 24 arms

The Sunflower Star has one of the highest number of arms of any sea star.

Spiny sunstar 6  8 sunflower starfish by RedWatchmanTreasures

Spiny sunstar 6 - sunflower starfish multileg seastar unique curiosities by RedWatchmanTreasures on Etsy

Sunflower Starfish by BaubCat (world's largest starfish species-Ketchikan, Alaska), via Flickr

Sunflower Starfish by BaubCat (world's largest starfish species-Ketchikan, Alaska)

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Sunflower Painting ... Impasto Flower ... Thick Paint ... 8x10 Art ... Palette Knife ... Yellow Orange Blue ... Acrylic on Canvas ... Small by KellysArtStudio on Etsy @etsy #impasto #sunflower #painting #texture #art #fineart

A sunflower starfish distingegrates due to SSWS. Credit: Hewson et al, 2014.

In search of the starfish killer: the quest to save the original keystone species

Sunflower starfish (Credit: National Geographic Creative/Alamy)

A one-metre-wide starfish

The giant sunflower starfish hunts brittlestars and sea urchins

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