Sunflower Sea Star (Pycnopodia helianthoides).
Sunflower Sea Star (Pycnopodia helianthoides). The sunflower sea star is a common sea star that is distributed from the Aleutian Islands to San Diego, California and found from the inter-tidal to depths of 400m. Photographed underwater in British Columbia. Phylum Echinodermata, Class Asteroidea, Order Forcipulatida, Suborder Asteriadina, Family Asteriidae