Sea Stars Of The Pacific North West

Class Asteroidea
Order Spinulosida
Family Echinasteridae

LONGSPINED BLOOD STAR

Henricia longispina longispina

Identification:
5 relatively stout arms. Aboral surface with a coarse mesh-like skeleton bearing radiating clusters of sharp spines. Orange or milky white. To 20 cm (8 in) across.

Range:
Bering Sea to the Sea of Okhotsk and Vancouver Island, BC; 13* to 512 m (45 to 1,680 ft).
Notes:
Uncommon. A few have been found on rocky and mud slopes in Sechelt Inlet and Howe Sound, BC*.