Mottled Star
(Evasterias troschelii)

image of a Mottled Star

Image ID: 123-01

Comments : A very common star in Puget Sound. I often find these star missing up to three of their five arms. The color of the Mottled Star can vary greatly.
Common name : Mottled Star
Scientific Name : Evasterias troschelii
Location Found : KVI Tower Reef, Central Puget Sound
Actual Size : 18 inches
Camera Used : Sea & Sea MMII EX 35mm lens
Natural History :