Animalia > Echinodermata > Asteroidea > Valvatida > Goniasteridae > Hippasteria > Hippasteria spinosa

Hippasteria spinosa (Spiny red sea star)

Synonyms: Hippasteria leiopelta subsp. armata

Prey / Diet

Metridium senile (clonal plumose anemone)[1]
Ptilosarcus gurneyi (Gurney's sea pen)[2]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Ctr


Aleutian Islands; Alaska;



Species recognized by Mah, Christopher, , in Catalog of Life 2011
Attributes / relations provided by 1Predators of Sea Anemones, J. R. Ottaway, Tuatara: Volume 22, Issue 3, February 1977, pp. 213 - 220 2Interactions between a sea pen and seven of its predators, Charles Birkeland, Ecological Monographs (1974) 44:211-232
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