North Island Explorer: Guide to North Vancouver Island



Rainbow Star




































Rainbow Star/Red Banded Star

Photo 1: A Rainbow Star that has seen better days. Like other sea stars, it has the ability to regenerate lost rays. (Photo taken at Willow Point Reef.)


Rainbow Star: Orthasterias koehleri

Common Names: Red Banded Star, Painted Star, Long-armed Star, Long-rayed Star.


This sea star has long arms, prominent spines, and red bands on the arms (photo).






Marine Life Guide to North Vancouver Island