North Island Explorer: Guide to North Vancouver Island






Six rayed sea stars: Leptasterias Hexactis


Six-rayed Sea Star (Leptasterias hexactis)

Other names: drab six-armed star.


Photo 1: Six-rayed Sea Star on a rock.

This starfish has six rays and is usually a drab, mottled color. It feeds off of small snails, limpets, barnacles, and sea cucumbers. (Taken at Shelter Point Reef)











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Other Pacific Northwest Sea Stars: Blood Star, Leather Star, Ochre Sea Star, Sunflower Star