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Peribolaster starfish

A sea star (Peribolaster cf. folliculatus)
Previously unknown from the Galápagos Islands
(Photograph by Dave Pawson)

This sea star was previously known from depths of 81-133 meters (266-426 ft.) off southern Chile, 46° latitude, over 600 miles from Galápagos. It was observed and collected in Galápagos for the first time during the film expedition, off Marchena Island at 332 meters (1090 ft.). See Pawson & Ahearn (In Press). (100 mm diameter).

 

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