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Pacific North West
Aquatic Specimen Collection


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  Cnidaria | Mollusca | Crustacea | Polychaeta | Pisces |
Rocks with live benthos

*Special order specimens are those which are infrequently encountered or pose specific collecting challenges. 

Example Common name
Latin Name
Comments* Size & Distribution US$

West Coast or Pacific sand dollar

Dendraster excentricus


To 4 inches (10cm) diameter. From Alaska to Baja California.

Purple star or Ochre star

Pisaster ochraceus

orange phase

Arm length to 10 inches (25cm). Found from Prince William Sound, Alaska to Cedros Island, Baja California.

Giant pink or Short-spined sea star

Pisaster brevispinus


Arm length to 12.75 inches (32cm). From Sitka, Alaska to Santa Barbara, California.

Sunflower star
 < 20 cm dia.
20-45 cm dia.

> 45 cm dia.

Pycnopodia helianthoides


Arm length to 16 inches (40 cm). Found from Aleutian Islands, Alaska to San Diego, California.

Stimpson’s or Striped sun star

Solaster stimpsoni


Arm length to 9 inches (23 cm). From Japan through south Bering Sea to Oregon.

Dawson’s or Morning Sun Star

Solaster dawsoni


Arm radius to 8 inches (20 cm). From Point Franklin, Alaska to Monterey Bay, California.

Equal-arm, Vermilion or Red star

Mediaster aequalis


Arm length to 4 inches (10cm). Found from Alaska Peninsula to southern California.

Leather or Garlic star

Dermasterias imbricata


Arm length to 6 inches (15 cm). From Cook Inlet, Alaska to La Jolla, California

Blood star or Pacific Henricia

Henricia leviuscula


Arm length to 6.3 inches (16 cm). Found from Aleutian Islands to Turtle Bay, Baja California.

Mottled or False ochre star

Evasterias troschelli


Arm length to 12 inches (30cm). From the Pribilof Islands, Alaska to Monterey, California.

Bat star

Asterina miniata


Arm length to 3.5 inches (9 cm). Found from Sitka, Alaska to the Gulf of California.

Long-armed sea star, Painted or Rainbow star

Orthasterias koehleri


Arm length to 10 inches (25cm). From Aleutian Islands, Alaska to Santa Rosa Island, California.

Spiny sun star, Rose star or Snowflake star

Crossaster papposus


Arms up to 3.3 inches (8.5 cm). Circumpolar. In the Pacific, to Washington and the Sea of Okhotsk.

Feather star

Florometra serratissima

over 40 are 25% off

To 10 inches (25 cm) high. From southern Alaska to South America.

California sea cucumber 

Parastichopus californicus


Can grow to 20 inches (50 cm). From Gulf Alaska to Cedros Island, California.

Burrowing cucumber 

Cucumaria miniata


Grows to 8 inches (20 cm). From Aleutian Islands, Alaska to southern California.

  Armoured sea slipper

Psolus chitonoides


Green sea urchin

Strongylocentrotus droebachiensisn


Test to 3.5 inches (9 cm) diameter. Circumpolar, Alaska to Washington.

Purple sea urchin

Strongylocentrotus purpuratus


Test diameter to 6 inches (15 cm). From Alaska to Mexico.

Red sea urchin

Strongylocentrotus franciscanus


Test diameter to 3.5 inches (9cm). Range southern Alaska to Mexico.

Daisy brittle stars


over 100 are 25% off

Most common species are the daisy brittle star, long arm brittle star and grey brittle star.