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Coronaster seastar

A New Species of Sun Star (Coronaster new sp.)
from 576 meters (1,890 ft.) off Fernandina Island, Galápagos.
(
Photograph by Dave Pawson)

 

Eight new species of echinoderms were collected on submersible dives during the film expedition, including this new species of Coronaster (96 mm diameter). Observed on a variety of substrates, this species was found most often in rocky habitats. See Pawson & Ahearn (In Press). 

 

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