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Poraniopsis inflata  (Fisher, 1906)
Phylum Echinodermata, Class Asteroidea, Order Valvatida, Family Poraniidae

Short inflated arms; radius to 8 cm; aboral surface with large white-tipped spines, body cream to orange. 

Rare, on rocky substrate only in deep water in Monterey region. 

Geo Range: SE Alaska to San Diego
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