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Family: Asteriidae (See list of species below)

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74 species with fin ray counts including ? spines in dorsal and ? in anal fins (see list below)
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Ampheraster marianus
[Mariana's Island star]
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Anasterias antarctica
[Cinderella starfish]
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Anasterias laevigata
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Anasterias perrieri
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Anasterias rupicola
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Anteliaster scaber
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Asterias amurensis
[North Pacific seastar]


Asterias forbesi
[forbes sea star]
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Asterias rathbuni
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Asterias rubens
[common starfish]
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Astrometis sertulifera
[fragile rainbow star]
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Astrostole insularis
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Astrostole paschae
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Astrostole rodolphi
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Astrostole scabra
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Coronaster briareus
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Coronaster halicepus
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Coronaster marchenus
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Coronaster pauciporis
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Coronaster sakuranus
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Coronaster volsellatus
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Coscinasterias edmondi
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Coscinasterias muricata
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Coscinasterias tenuispina
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Cryptasterias turqueti
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Diplasterias brandti
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Diplasterias brucei
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Diplasterias kerguelenensis
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Diplasterias meridionalis
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Distolasterias nipon
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Evasterias echinosoma
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Evasterias troscheli
[mottled star]
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Icasterias panopla
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Kenrickaster pedicellaris
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Leptasterias alaskensis
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Leptasterias arctica
[Arctic star]
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Leptasterias groenlandica
[Greenland star]
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Leptasterias hexactis
[delicate six-rayed star]
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Leptasterias muelleri
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Leptasterias polaris
[Polar six-rayed star]
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Lethasterias nanimensis
[black-spined sea star]
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Lysasterias adeliae
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Lysasterias belgicae
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Lysasterias joffrei
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Lysasterias perrieri
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Marthasterias glacialis
[spiny starfish]
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Meyenaster gelatinosus
[large spiny star]
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Notasterias armata
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Notasterias bongraini
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Notasterias haswelli
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Notasterias pedicellaris
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Orthasterias koehleri
[rainbow star]
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Pedicellaster hypernotius
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Pedicellaster magister
[soft orange star]
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Pedicellaster typicus
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Pisaster brevispinus
[short spined sea star]
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Pisaster giganteus
[giant spined star]
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Pisaster ochraceus
[purple star]
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Psalidaster mordax
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Pycnopodia helianthoides
[sunflower star]
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Rathbunaster californicus
[California sun star]
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Rumbleaster eructans
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Saliasterias brachiata
[]
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Sclerasterias alexandri
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Sclerasterias contorta
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Sclerasterias heteropaes
[banded sea star]
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Sclerasterias mollis
[cross-fish]
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Sclerasterias neglecta
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Sclerasterias richardi
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Sclerasterias tanneri
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Stephanasterias albula
[odd rayed star]
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Stylasterias forreri
[fish-eating star]
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Tarsaster alaskanus
[Alaskan star]
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Urasterias lincki
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74 Species of Family Asteriidae
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Sort by: Species Length
Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
Ampheraster marianus Mariana's Island star Northeast Pacific.
Anasterias antarctica Cinderella starfish Southern Ocean.
Anasterias laevigata Southern Ocean
Anasterias perrieri Antarctic Indian Ocean
Anasterias rupicola Antarctic Indian Ocean
Anteliaster scaber Antarctic Indian Ocean
Asterias amurensis North Pacific seastar Northern Pacific and the 50 WD
Asterias forbesi forbes sea star Northwest Atlantic
Asterias rathbuni Northeast Pacific and the
Asterias rubens common starfish North Atlantic Ocean. 52 WD
Astrometis sertulifera fragile rainbow star Eastern Central Pacific 25 WD
Astrostole insularis Southwest Pacific
Astrostole paschae Southeast Pacific
Astrostole rodolphi Indo-Pacific.
Astrostole scabra Southwest Pacific
Coronaster briareus Western Atlantic
Coronaster halicepus Western Pacific. Tropica
Coronaster marchenus Eastern Pacific
Coronaster pauciporis Western Central Pacific
Coronaster sakuranus Northwest Pacific
Coronaster volsellatus Indo-West Pacific
Coscinasterias edmondi Southwest Pacific
Coscinasterias muricata Indo-West Pacific.
Coscinasterias tenuispina Atlantic and the Mediterr
Cryptasterias turqueti Antarctic Atlantic
Diplasterias brandti Antarctic Atlantic
Diplasterias brucei Antarctic.
Diplasterias kerguelenensis Kerguelen Islands.
Diplasterias meridionalis Antarctic Indian Ocean
Distolasterias nipon Northwest Pacific
Evasterias echinosoma Northeast Pacific and the
Evasterias troscheli mottled star Eastern Pacific 30 WD
Icasterias panopla Northeast Atlantic and th
Kenrickaster pedicellaris Antarctic Atlantic
Leptasterias alaskensis Northeast Pacific
Leptasterias arctica Arctic star Northeast Pacific and the
Leptasterias groenlandica Greenland star Northeast Pacific and the
Leptasterias hexactis delicate six-rayed star Eastern Pacific 7.5 WD
Leptasterias muelleri North Sea.
Leptasterias polaris Polar six-rayed star Leptasterias polaris a
Lethasterias nanimensis black-spined sea star Eastern Pacific and the A
Lysasterias adeliae Antarctic Indian Ocean
Lysasterias belgicae Antarctic Atlantic.
Lysasterias joffrei Antarctic Indian Ocean
Lysasterias perrieri Antarctic Indian Ocean
Marthasterias glacialis spiny starfish Atlantic and the Mediterr 70 WD
Meyenaster gelatinosus large spiny star Eastern Pacific.
Notasterias armata Antarctic
Notasterias bongraini Antarctic Atlantic.
Notasterias haswelli Antarctic Indian Ocean
Notasterias pedicellaris Antarctic Atlantic
Orthasterias koehleri rainbow star Eastern Pacific 38 WD
Pedicellaster hypernotius Antarctic Indian Ocean
Pedicellaster magister soft orange star Northeast Pacific
Pedicellaster typicus Arctic and Northwest Atla
Pisaster brevispinus short spined sea star Eastern Pacific 60 WD
Pisaster giganteus giant spined star Eastern Pacific 56 WD
Pisaster ochraceus purple star Eastern Pacific 35 WD
Psalidaster mordax Antarctic Atlantic
Pycnopodia helianthoides sunflower star Eastern Pacific 90 WD
Rathbunaster californicus California sun star Northeast Pacific
Rumbleaster eructans Southwest Pacific
Saliasterias brachiata Antarctic Indian Ocean
Sclerasterias alexandri Eastern Pacific
Sclerasterias contorta Western Atlantic
Sclerasterias heteropaes banded sea star Eastern Pacific
Sclerasterias mollis cross-fish Southwest Pacific
Sclerasterias neglecta Atlantic and the Mediterr
Sclerasterias richardi Atlantic and the Mediterr
Sclerasterias tanneri Western Atlantic
Stephanasterias albula odd rayed star Northeast Pacific, Arctic
Stylasterias forreri fish-eating star Eastern Pacific 50 WD
Tarsaster alaskanus Alaskan star Northeast Pacific
Urasterias lincki Northeast Atlantic and th



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