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Spotted variant Purple starfish (Ophidiaster ophidianus), in the Marine Protected Area of Karaburun-Sazani, Albania. Species listed in Appendix II to the Barcelona Convention (Protocol concerning specially protected areas and biological diversity in the Mediterranean), and in Appendix II to the Berne Convention (Convention on the conservation of wildlife and wild animals natural environment of Europe). A thermophilic Atlantic-Mediterranean species whose distribution in the Mediterranean is restricted to the hottest areas of the basin.

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Image size: 3968x2640 pixels (13.2"x8.8" @300dpi)

Shooting date : 2012-04-30

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Wild animal / Echinodermata / Sea star / Purple starfish (Ophidiaster ophidianus)

Area / Marine area / Sea bottom

World sea and ocean / Mediterranean Sea

Environment / Biodiversity management / Environment management / Environment protection / Marine protected area

Species / Species particularity / Aquatic species / Saltwater species


Environment / Biodiversity management / Environment management / Environment protection / National park / Marine National Park

Area / Marine area / Sea / Temperate sea

Atmosphere / Seasons / Temperate season / Spring

Europe / Albania

Organism / Morphology / Physical morphology / Speckled

Colour / Red

Shot / Underwater shot

Shot / Overview

Enumeration / Alone

Individual / Stage of development / Adult

Europe / Albania / Karaburun-Sazan Marine and Coastal Protected Area

Latin keywords

Eukaryota / Opisthokonta / Metazoa / Bilateria / Coelomata / Deuterostomia / Echinodermata / Stelleroidea / Asteroidea / Valvatida / Ophiodiasteridae / Ophidiaster

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