Solaster stimpsoni (Verrill 1880)
Striped Sun Star (English)
Colour is red-orange with a purpleish-grey stripe radiating from the disc along the arms.
Has eight or more long, slender rays, each with two rows of suckered tube feet. The contrasting stripe down the arm is distinctive.
Can get up to 500mm across.
Lives in the subtidal, though on rare occasion is found in the low intertidal.
Status in BC
Native (Lamb & Hanby)
Japan, and northern Alaska to central California.