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Dipsacaster borealis Fisher, 1910
Sea Star
Family: Astropectinidae

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Distribution of Dipsacaster borealis in British Columbia
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Introduction


This orange/peach coloured sea star has rays of about 115 m radius (Jax Shells 2010). It has been trawled at depths of 380 m in Alaska during NOAA/NMFS trawl survey. (radius of rays about 115 mm.). In BC, it has been collected in the Queen Charlotte Islands (Haida Gwaii) (GBIF 2010). No additional species information is available. A description of the family (Astropectinidae) is provided by Lambert 2000 below.

Distribution

Distribution

Found deeper than 200 metres.

Status Information

Origin StatusProvincial StatusBC List
(Red Blue List)
COSEWIC
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General References


Recommended citation: Author, Date. Page title. In Klinkenberg, Brian. (Editor) 2019. E-Fauna BC: Electronic Atlas of the Fauna of British Columbia [efauna.bc.ca]. Lab for Advanced Spatial Analysis, Department of Geography, University of British Columbia, Vancouver. [Accessed: 22/11/2019 1:32:17 AM]
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