Description: Sardegna (Italy), 17/06/2011, depth -2 m It prefers sandy seabed near meadows Posidonia oceanica or Cymodocea nodosa or other mobile seabed in areas very rich in algae from 1 to 50 m deep. It is the only Astropecten of Mediterranean Sea that often moves away from mobile seabed and it is possible to meet them on hard bottoms, in cave or climbing on Posidonia oceanica.
Author: Pillon, Roberto ()
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Astropecten spinulosus (Philippi, 1837)