Sunflower star (Pycnopodia helianthoides)

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Sunflower star fact file

Sunflower star description

KingdomAnimalia
PhylumEchinodermata
ClassAsteroidea
OrderForcipulatida
FamilyAsteriidae
GenusPycnopodia (1)

Information on the sunflower star is currently being researched and written and will appear here shortly.

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Sunflower star status

This species has not yet been classified on the IUCN Red List.

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Authentication

This information is awaiting authentication by a species expert, and will be updated as soon as possible. If you are able to help please contact:
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References

  1. ITIS Report (October, 2009)
    http://www.itis.gov
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Sunflower star predating on sea cucumber  
Sunflower star predating on sea cucumber

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