echinasteridae

Echinaster sepositus

Sometimes known as the “Red Starfish”, Echinaster sepositus is a species of Echinasterid sea star which occurs along the coasts of western Europe, mainly France. Echinaster sepositus is typically seen on rocky, muddy, or sandy bottoms, and commonly among eel-grass where it will feed on sessile invertebrates. 

Classification

Animalia-Echinodermata-Asteroidea-Spinulosida-Echinasteridae-Echinaster-E. sepositus

Image: Tato Grasso