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University of California - Davis

Sea Stars

Caption: The sea stars Cryptasperina hystera and C. pentagona are close relatives with very different ways of reproducing. Pentagona is a broadcast spawner, and hystera broods its young internally. A new study shows the species separated just a few thousand years ago.

Credit: Credit: Jon Puritz, University of Hawaii at Manoa

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