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Pyramid Sea Star
Pharia pyramidata


Loreto National Park, Mexico




Pyramid Sea Stars have a small central disc and long arms that have rounded tips. These Sea Stars reach 30 cm (12 inches) in diameter. They may be brown, gray, lavender or tan in color depending on their diet, with yellow to orangish spots on the discs arranged in rows on the arms. The Pyramid Sea Star is found on and under rocks from the intertidal zone to depths up to 140 meters.

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