Astropecten articulatus Margined Sea Star

     This species is a well known molluscivore and thousands of tiny specimens have been collected through a close examination the gut contents. During certain times of the year, they can be found alive on northeast Florida beaches in large numbers.

Astropecten articulatus (Say, 1825) Margined Sea Star

Little Talbot Island State Park, Duval County, Florida 12/12/2005 (about 150 mm.)