Patiria miniata

Patiria miniata is commonly called the "bat star". For a short while it was known as Asterina miniatabut recently molecular evidence was used to re-establish the old name from Brandt, 1895. A taxonomy can be viewed at the Uniprot taxonomy site for this species. The genome of this species is being sequenced at Baylor beginning in 2010. Images of this animal can be seen here. Be sure and scroll down to the bottom to see the more usual orange color variant.BioProject PRNA52335 at NCBI describes 58,000 Patiria miniata transcriptome assemblies from 454 reads collected before and after gastrulation. It can be found here. Actual sequences can be found here.