Rose Star
(Crossaster papposus)

image of a Rose Star

Image ID: 157-00

Comments : Not terribly rare, but not terribly common in Puget Sound, these are readily distinguished from other stars by their short arms, and spiny appearance.
Common name : Rose Star
Scientific Name : Crossaster papposus
Location Found : KVI Tower Reef, Central Puget Sound
Actual Size : 6 inches
Camera Used : Canon D30 digital in Ikelite Housing
Natural History :