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Dipsacaster anoplus Fisher, 1910
Sea Star
Family: Astropectinidae


© Aaron Baldwin     (Photo ID #43727)


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Distribution of Dipsacaster anoplus in British Columbia in British Columbia


This beige to reddish beige species of sea star has rays with a radius of 45 mm (Jax Shells 2010). It has been trawled from a depth of 550 m in the Gulf of Alaska during NOAA/NMFS trawl survey (Jax Shells 2010), but may be found at depths ranging from 0 to -1,848 meters.

Family Description:

Well developed marginal plates, the two series matching, covered with granules or spines. Small, crowded paxillae on the aboral surface. Usually a deep vertical channel (fasciole) between the marginals, serving as a ciliated food groove. Pointed tube feet with double ampullae. The anus can be well developed, small or absent.

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(Red Blue List)

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Synonyms and Alternate Names

Dipsacaster eximius

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