Tag: Sea Urchins/Sand Dollars, etc. (Echinoidae)

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Pin-Cushion Starfish (Culcita Novaeguineae)

This olive coloured variation of the Pin-Cushion Starfish (Culcita Novaeguineae) is certainly less common in local waters.

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Pin-Cushion Starfish (Culcita Novaeguineae)

This blue/gray variation of the Pin-Cushion Starfish (Culcita Novaeguineae) is slightly less common in local waters than the red/brown variation.

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Pin-Cushion Starfish (Culcita Novaeguineae)

This orange/brown mottled colouration is one of the most common variations of the Pin-Cushion Starfish (Culcita Novaeguineae) found in local waters.

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Long-Spined Sea Urchin (Diadema Setosum)

A close-up of the very common, Long-Spined Sea Urchin (Diadema Setosum).

Clearly visible in this shot are the two main characteristics of this species ie: the five white dots around the edge of the "test" and the orange ring around the "periproctal cone".

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Banded Sea Urchin (Echinothrix Calamaris)

In this close-up of a Banded Sea Urchin (Echinothrix Calamaris), the main distinguishing features are all clearly visible.