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Echinodermata (Sea urchins, sea stars, sea cucumbers, featherstars and brittlestar)


Asteroidea

Scientific name

Common name & details

Acanthaster ellisii Panamic Crown-of-Thorns seastar
Acanthaster planci Crown-of-Thorns starfish
Allostichaster insignis Sea star (New Zealand)
Amphiaster insignis Spiny seastar (Sea of Cortez)
Asterodon miliaris Orange biscuit star (New Zealand)
  Asterodon sp. Pink biscuit star (New Zealand)
  Asteropsis carinifera Keeled sea star (Sea of Cortez)
  Asterostole scabra Seven-armed sea star (New Zealand)
  Choriaster granulatus Pink cushion star
  Comet star Seastar regenerating from one arm
  Coscinasterias calamaria 11-armed sea star (New Zealand)
  Culcita novaeguineae Cushionstar
  Echinaster tenuispina Thin-spined sea start (Sea of Cortez)
  Fromia elegans Elegant Fromia (any better ideas?)
  Fromia indica Fromia seastar (Raja Ampat,)
  Fromia milleporella Fromia sea star
  Fromia monilis Fromia sea star
  Fromia sp Fromia sea star
  Fromia sp. 2 Fromia sea star
  Gomphia gomphia Gomphia seastar
  Heliaster kubiniji Gulf sun star (Sea of Cortez)
  Henricia sp. A Sea star (New Zealand)
  Linckia laevigata Blue sea star
  Linckia multiflora Multi-coloured Linckia (Fiji)
  Mithrodia bradleyi Bradley's seastar (Sea of Cortez)
  Mithrodia clavigera Sea star (Fiji)
  Nardoa frianti Sea star (Fiji)
  Nardoa sp. Nardoa sea star disk detail (Sulawesi)
  Neoferdina sp. Unidentified species, Sulawesi
  Nidorellia armata Chocolate chip sea star (Sea of Cortez)
  Patiriella regularis Common cushion star (New Zealand)
  Pentaceraster cumingi Panamic cushion star (Sea of Cortez)
  Pentagonaster pulchellus Common biscuit star (New Zealand)
  Pharia pyramidata Pyramid sea star (Sea of Cortez)
  Phataria unifascialis Tan sea star (Sea of Cortez)
  Protoreaster nodosus Chocolate chip sea star (Raja Ampat)
  Stichaster sp. Sea star (New Zealand)
  Tamaria stria Tamarisk sea star (Sea of Cortez)
  Unidentified sea star Unidentified sea star (Fiji)
     

Crinoidea

Scientific name

Common name & details

Comaster schlegelii (ID tentative) Kri Eco, Raja Ampat Colobometra perspinosa Very spiny feather star (Beqa, Fiji)
Comanthus parvicirrus Common crevice feather star (Raja Ampat)
Comaster schlegelii Schlegel's feather star (Raja Ampat)
Himerometra robustipinna Robust feather star (Raja Ampat)
Oxycomanthus bennetti Bennett's feather star (Raja Ampat)
Oxycomanthus plectrophorum Red feather star (Fiorldand, New Zealand)
  Stephanometra species Stephanometra feather star (Raja Ampat)
  Unidentified feather stars Various unidentified feather stars
  Young feather stars Juvenile Feather stars (Fiji and Raja Ampat)
     

Echinoidea

Scientific name

Common name & details

Astropyga radiata Lembeh Straits
Colobocentrotus atrata Hawaiian inter-tidal sea urchin (Kona, Hawaii)
Diadema sauvignyi Long-spined sea urchin (Fiji)
Echinometra mathaei Common sea urchin (Hawai'i)
Echinothrix calamaris Sea urchin (Kona, Hawai'i)
Eucidaris thouarsii Slate pencil sea urchin (Sea of Cortez)
  Evechinus chloroticus Kina, edible New Zealand sea urchin
  Heterocentrotus mammillatus Slate pencil urchin (Hawaii)
  Heterocentrotus sp. Slate pencil sea urchin (Fiji)
  Pseudechinus huttoni Hutton's sea urchin (New Zealand)
  Toxopneustes roseus Flower sea urchin (Sea of Cortez)
  Tripneustes gratilla Collector urchin (Hawaii)
     

Holothuroidea

Scientific name

Common name & details

Actinopyga flammea I doubt this ID! Red sea cucumber (Fiji)
Actinopyga lecanora? Fijian holothurian, unusual color morph
Actinopyga echinites maybe Baked potato sea cucumber, Fiji.
Australostichopus mollis Common New Zealand sea cucumber
Bohadschia argus Raja Ampat
Bohadschia marmorata Fiji
  Colochirus robustus Raja Ampat
  Holothuria edulis Pink sea cucumber (Fiji)
  Ocnus brevidentis Strawberry holothurian (New Zealand)
  Pearsonothuria graeffei Graeffe's sea cucumber (Fiji)
  Pseudocolochirus violaceus Sea apple
  Stichopus chloronotus Common tropical Pacific sea cucumber (Fiji)
  Synaptula lamperti Sponge sea cucumber (Raja Ampat, West Papua)
  Synapta maculata Common sea cucumber (Lembeh Straits)
  Thelenota ananas Prickly red sea cucumber
  Thelenota anax Giant sea cucumber (Fiji)
  Thelenota rubralineata Red-lined sea cucumber
  Unidentifed Caribbean sea cucumber Belize
  Unidentified Caribbean sea cucumber Belize
  Unidentified Caribbean sea cucumber Belize
  Unidentified Bahamian sea cucumber Bahamas
     

Ophiuroidea

Scientific name

Common name & details

brittle star thumbnail Astroboa nuda Giant basket star (Raja Ampat)
Astrobrachion constrictum Black coral snake star (Fiordland, New Zealand)
Astrodictyon panamense Panamic basket star (Sea of Cortez)
Ophiarachna affinis Marbled brittlestar (Raja Ampat)
Ophiothrix purpurea Dark red-spined brittle star (Fiji, Indonesia)
Ophiothrix suensonii Sponge brittle star (Glover's Reef, Belize)
Ophiothrix variabilis Variable brittle star (Raja Ampat)
  Pectinura maculata Red snake star (Fiordland, New Zealand)

 


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