Echinoderms of Southern California

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Compiled by Peter J. Bryant (pjbryant@uci.edu
Department of Developmental and Cell Biology, University of California, Irvine, CA 92697

Asteroidea (Sea Stars)

Bat Star,
Asterina miniata

Fragile Rainbow Star,
Astrometis sertulifera

Comb Sand Star,
Astropecten armatus

Leather Star,
Dermasterias imbricata

Fragile star,
Linckia columbiae

Pink Sea Star,
Pisaster brevispinus

Giant Sea Star,
Pisaster giganteus

Ochre Sea Star,
Pisaster ochraceus

Juvenile Sea Star

Brachiolaria larva of unidentified Sea Star
Ophiuroidea (Brittle Stars or Snake Stars)

Brittle Star,
Amphiodia occidentalis

Banded Brittle Star,
Ophionereis annulata

Spiny Brittle Star,
Ophiothrix spiculata
 
Larva of unidentified Brittle Star
Echinoidea (Sea Urchins and Sand Dollars)  
Sand Dollar,
Dendraster excentricus
White Sea Urchin,
Lytechinus anamesus
Giant Red Sea Urchin,
Strongylocentrotus franciscanus
Purple Sea Urchin, Strongylocentrotus purpuratus  
Holothuroidea (Sea Cucumbers)    

Scarlet Dwarf Sea Cucumber, Lissothuria nutriens

Sea Sweet Potato,
Molpadia arenicola
Warty Sea Cucumber,
Parastichopus parvimensis