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Brissus obesus

Posted on 17 February 2013 by Nazca admin

This sea urchin is found buried under soft bottom sediments, where is feeds on small particles of detritus. Continue Reading

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Toxopneustes roseus

Posted on 17 February 2013 by Nazca admin

The body of this sea urchin is covered by pedicles (toxin-filled spines) that resemble small pink flowers. Continue Reading

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Heliaster cumingii

Posted on 17 February 2013 by Nazca admin

 

This sea star is a predator in rocky intertidal zones, where its main prey are barnacles.

 

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Nidorellia armata

Posted on 17 February 2013 by Nazca admin

This sea star is easily recognizable by its large black dorsal spines radially distributed Continue Reading

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