Need a Comb?

Large comb sea star Astropecten polyacanthus on silty bottom of Mahurangi Harbour where it is quite abundant. It spends a lot of time burrowed in sand so it’s seldom clean of it. The spines along its arms reminding of a comb give the sea star its name.

Stock Photo: Comb sea star Astropecten polyacanthus

Keywords: “sea star” starfish comb “comb sea star” “comb starfish” spiny spines echinoderm¬†Astropecten polyacanthus “Astropecten polyacanthus” underwater undersea bottom sandy sand silt silty burrow burrowed arm arms temperate Pacific ocean Mahurangi harbour