ROYAL SEA STAR or PURPLE AND ORANGE SEA STAR (Astropecten articulatus) on the Beach
Shot in 2004 at Daytona Beach, FL
Sea Star Factlet: The number of “arms” on a sea star can vary from species to species, and even two individuals from the same species can have different numbers of “arms”. A majority of the sea stars will however have five “arms” that are located very evenly around a disc shaped body – typically 72° apart. This type of arrangement is known as pentaradial symmetry.
Fact Source: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/sw/seastarfacts.php
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