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Pisaster giganteus

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  • Leyend: Sand Star - Sand stars ( Astropecten foliota) can be recognized by the rows of spines along the margins of their arms and can attain a diameter of up to 10 inches. They range from the Channel Islands to Ecuador and eat a variety of foods including snails, dead fish, sand dollars, clams, other sea stars, and sea urchins.

Question: is it a Pisaster giganteus or a Astropecten foliota? Both are Asteroidea

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