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Asterina miniata (Bat Star)
Scientific name: Asterina miniata
Common name: Bat Star
Locations: Eastern Pacific
Group: Marine LifeInvertebratesSea Stars

Bat stars are scavengers. Usually five-armed, but can have up to nine arms. I've seen stars with as few as 4 arms and as many as 8.

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Asterina miniata (Bat Star)
Asterina miniata (Bat Star)
Asterina miniata (Bat Star)
Asterina miniata (Bat Star)
Asterina miniata (Bat Star)
Close-up of back
Asterina miniata (Bat Star)
Close-up of back
Asterina miniata (Bat Star)
Stars eating a dead mola
Asterina miniata (Bat Star)
Asterina miniata (Bat Star)
Injured or dead star
Asterina miniata (Bat Star)
Asterina miniata (Bat Star)
Asterina miniata (Bat Star)
Asterina miniata (Bat Star)
Asterina miniata (Bat Star)
Asterina miniata (Bat Star)
Asterina miniata (Bat Star)
Unusual forked arm
Asterina miniata (Bat Star)
Asterina miniata (Bat Star)
With its stomach extended from its underside to feed
Asterina miniata (Bat Star)
Asterina miniata (Bat Star)
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