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Dipsacaster borealis Fisher, 1910
Sea Star
Family: Astropectinidae
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© Aaron Baldwin  Email the photographer   (Photo ID #43721)

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Distribution of Dipsacaster borealis in British Columbia
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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.



Found deeper than 200 metres.

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Origin StatusProvincial StatusBC List
(Red Blue List)
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Recommended citation: Author, Date. Page title. In Klinkenberg, Brian. (Editor) 2021. 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: 2024-07-24 5:34:33 PM]
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