Ochre Sea Star

Pisaster ochraceus

Summary 2

Pisaster ochraceus, generally known as the purple sea star, ochre sea star or ochre starfish, is a common starfish found among the waters of the Pacific Ocean. Identified as a keystone species, Pisaster is considered an important indicator for the health of the intertidal zone.

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  1. (c) Steven Pavlov, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Starfish,_Oregon_coast.jpg
  2. (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pisaster_ochraceus

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