Carol's Cornwall
A Photographic  Library dedicated to
the Wildlife and Landscape of Cornwall

On the Beach (Starfish, Sea Urchins and Sea Cucumbers)


Starfish

Brittlestars
Black Brittlestar (Ophiocomina nigra) - NMA*

Common Brittlestar (Ophiothrix fragilis) -black centre

Common Brittlestar (Ophiothrix fragilis) -blue / brown centre

Common Brittlestar (Ophiothrix fragilis) -orange centre

Common Brittlestar (Ophiothrix fragilis) -orange and brown

Common Brittlestar (Ophiothrix fragilis) - white centre

Common Brittlestar (Ophiothrix fragilis) - white centre with ring

Common Brittlestar (Ophiothrix fragilis) - yellow

Common Brittlestar (Ophiothrix fragilis) -out of water     walking     underside

Common Brittlestar (Ophiothrix fragilis) - close-up

Small Brittlestar (Amphipholis squamata)     underside

Bloody Henry Starfish
Bloody Henry Starfish (Henricia oculata) - NMA*

Common Starfish
Common Starfish (Asterias rubens)

Common Starfish (Asterias rubens) young -1

Common Starfish (Asterias rubens) young -2

Common Sun Star
Common Sun Star (Crossaster papposus) - NMA*

Cushion Starfish
Cushion Starfish (Asterina gibbosa) -1     underside

Cushion Starfish (Asterina gibbosa) -2

Cushion Starfish (Asterina gibbosa) -3

Cushion Starfish (Asterina gibbosa) -4     underside

Cushion Starfish (Asterina gibbosa) -group     undersides

Green Starlet / Small Cushion Star
Green Starlet (Asterina phylactica)     close-up     underside

Seven-armed Starfish
Seven-armed Starfish (Luidia ciliaris)     underside

Spiny Starfish
Spiny Starfish (Marthasterias glacialis) -1     underside     in pool

Spiny Starfish (Marthasterias glacialis) -2     feet

Spiny Starfish (Marthasterias glacialis) -3     spines     in water

Spiny Starfish (Marthasterias glacialis) -4

Spiny Starfish (Marthasterias glacialis) - juvenile

Other Starfish Images
Starfish Skeleton (species unknown)

Starfish to Identify
Brittlestar 3 - Portscatho 08.04.09

Sea Urchins

Common Sea Urchin
Common Sea Urchin (Echinus esculentus) - test

Green Sea Urchins
Green Sea Urchin (Psammechinus miliaris)     test (above)    test (underside)

Pea Urchins
Pea urchin (Echinocyamus pusillus)     underside

Sea Potatoes
Sea Potato (Echinocardium cordatum)     
below     dead animal (top)     below

Sea Cucumbers

Cotton Spinner (Holothuria forskali) - NMA*

Sea Gherkin (Pawsonia saxicola)

All images were taken in rockpools or on beaches around Cornwall except those marked NMA*, which were taken at the National Marine Aquarium.


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