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Patiria miniata (Brandt, 1835)
Phylum Echinodermata, Class Asteroidea, Order Valvatida, Family Asterinidae

Bat star; short broad triangular arms; color varies from solid orange to red, mottled cream, or blue; individuals with 6 or even 7 arms are fairly common.

Very common, low intertidal zone & subtidal; exposed & protected outer coast.  Omnivorous detritivore.

Geo Range: Alaska to Baja
Synonyms:Asterina miniata
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