ECHINODERMS IDENTIFICATION GALLERY

CUCUMBERS, SEA STARS, BRITTLE STARS, URCHINS, SAND DOLLARS

Echinoderms include literally thousands upon thousands of species. Most live on the ocean floor, in deep or shallow waters, and often bury their bodies beneath sand. Others hide in rock and rubble. There are an infinite variety of shapes, sizes and colors. Many species are as yet un-named, and often, microscopic examinations are required to correctly identify. Scientists believe Echinoderms have existed for about 540 million years.

Three Rowed Sea Cucumber

(15 photos)

Five Toothed Sea Cucumber

(9 photos)

Donkey Dung Sea Cucumber 

(6 photos)

Grub Sea Cucumber

(4 photos)

Florida Sea Cucumber

(8 photos)

Hidden Sea Cucumber

(18 photos)

Furry Sea Cucumber

(15 photos)

Beaded Sea Cucumber

(6 photos)

Red Heart Urchin

(6 photos)

Unknown Sea Cucumber

(3 photos)

Cushion Sea Star

(24 photos)

Brittle Stars

(42 photos)

Common Comet Star

(3 photos)
Blunt Arm Sea Star

Blunt Arm Sea Star

(0 photos)

Giant Basket Star

(9 photos)

Magnificent Urchin

(5 photos)

Long-Spined Urchin

(8 photos)

West Indian Sea Egg Urchin

(11 photos)

Variegated Sea Urchin

(10 photos)

Slate Pencil Urchin

(20 photos)

Red/Black Rock-Boring Urchins

(9 photos)

Reef Urchin

(6 photos)
Sand Dollar (Skeleton)

Sand Dollar Skeleton

(0 photos)

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