seastar amid bivalve and gastropod shells

On dive R614, ROPOS collected an unidentified species of seastar, pictured here amid bivalve and gastropod shells, in 490 m of water. Unusual morphological features of this specimen are tube feet that completely surround its appendages. Image courtesy of Lewis and Clark 2001, NOAA/OER.

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