Since I am your seaside guide, let me tell you a bit about myself.
I am not the only sea star you will see in the tide pools. Learn more in my book. Please go to the ORDER page for details.
I am a Gulf Sand Star. I have also been called "spotted star" and "beaded star." This can be very confusing, so I have a "scientific name" too: "Luidia phragma" which is only for me! In Spanish I am called "Estrella del Mar" a name used for many sea stars which is another reason to use my scientific name.