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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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