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Family: Echinasteridae (See list of species below)

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45 species with fin ray counts including ? spines in dorsal and ? in anal fins (see list below)
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Aleutihenricia beringiana
[Bering Henricia]
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Echinaster aculeata
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Echinaster brasiliensis
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Echinaster callosus
[Warty starfish]
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Echinaster echinophorus
[Caribbean sea star]
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Echinaster farquhari
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Echinaster luzonicus
[Luzon sea star]
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Echinaster modestus
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Echinaster sentus
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Echinaster sepositus
[Red starfish]
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Echinaster serpentarius
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Echinaster smithi
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Echinaster spinulosus
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Echinaster stereosomus
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Echinaster varicolor
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Henricia antillarum
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Henricia aspera
[Sandpaper Henricia]
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Henricia cylindrella
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Henricia derjugini
[White Henricia]
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Henricia epiphysialis
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Henricia eschrichti
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Henricia fragilis
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Henricia leviuscula
[Pacific blood star]
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Henricia lukinsii
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Henricia margarethae
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Henricia obesa
[Obese Henricia]
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Henricia oculata
[Bloody Henry starfish]
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Henricia pagenstecheri
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Henricia parva
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Henricia perforata
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Henricia pertusa
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Henricia praestans
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Henricia sanguinolenta
[Blood sea star]
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Henricia simplex
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Henricia spiculifera
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Henricia spinulifera
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Henricia studeri
[Studer's Henricia]
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Henricia sufflata
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Henricia tumida
[Fat Henricia]
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Metrodira subulata
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Poraniopsis echinaster
[Reticulated spiny star]
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Poraniopsis inflata
[Spiny sea star]
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Rhopiella hirsuta
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Stegnaster inflatus
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Stegnaster wesseli
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45 Species of Family Echinasteridae
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Sort by: Species Length
Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
Aleutihenricia beringiana Bering Henricia Northeast Pacific and the
Echinaster aculeata Western Central Atlantic
Echinaster brasiliensis Western Atlantic
Echinaster callosus Warty starfish Indo-West Pacific
Echinaster echinophorus Caribbean sea star Western Central Atlantic
Echinaster farquhari Southwest Pacific
Echinaster luzonicus Luzon sea star Indo-West Pacific.
Echinaster modestus Western Atlantic
Echinaster sentus Western Atlantic
Echinaster sepositus Red starfish Atlantic and Mediterranea
Echinaster serpentarius Western Atlantic
Echinaster smithi Antarctic Atlantic.
Echinaster spinulosus Western Atlantic
Echinaster stereosomus Western Central Pacific
Echinaster varicolor Indo-West Pacific
Henricia antillarum Western Atlantic
Henricia aspera Sandpaper Henricia Northeast Pacific
Henricia cylindrella Atlantic and the Mediterr
Henricia derjugini White Henricia Northeast Pacific and the
Henricia epiphysialis Northwest Pacific
Henricia eschrichti Arctic and Northwest Atla
Henricia fragilis Northwest Pacific
Henricia leviuscula Pacific blood star Eastern Pacific 20 WD
Henricia lukinsii Southwest Pacific
Henricia margarethae Northwest Pacific
Henricia obesa Obese Henricia Southern Pacific, Souther
Henricia oculata Bloody Henry starfish Northwest Atlantic, North
Henricia pagenstecheri Antarctic Atlantic.
Henricia parva Antarctic Indian Ocean
Henricia perforata Arctic and Northern Atlan
Henricia pertusa Northeast Atlantic
Henricia praestans Antarctic Indian Ocean
Henricia sanguinolenta Blood sea star Eastern Pacific, North At 15 WD
Henricia simplex Antarctic Indian Ocean
Henricia spiculifera Northeast Pacific
Henricia spinulifera Antarctic Indian Ocean
Henricia studeri Studer's Henricia Southeast Pacific, South
Henricia sufflata Southwest Pacific
Henricia tumida Fat Henricia Northeast Pacific and Arc
Metrodira subulata Indo-West Pacific
Poraniopsis echinaster Reticulated spiny star Southern Ocean.
Poraniopsis inflata Spiny sea star Northern Pacific 15 WD
Rhopiella hirsuta Antarctic.
Stegnaster inflatus Southwest Pacific
Stegnaster wesseli Western Atlantic



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