Red Blue linckia starfish
Estrella de mar
Esta especie es grande y fuerte, con un disco elevado e inflado. Se caracteriza por tener brazos cortos.
Dive spot "Rabo de Asno". Photo obtained from a video I made during the dive (photos take too long...).
Under rock ledge. The part that's showing was about 12" long; "spikes" don't show up well in the photo but they were there.
Echinoderms (Phylum Echinodermata from Greek, ἐχῖνος, echinos – "hedgehog" und δέρμα, derma – "skin") are a phylum of marine animals. The adults are recognizable by their (usually five-point) radial symmetry, and include such well-known animals as starfish, sea urchins, sand dollars, and sea cucumbers. Echinoderms are found at every ocean depth, from the intertidal zone to the abyssal zone. The phylum contains about 7000 living species, making it the second-largest grouping of deuterostomes (a superphylum), after...