Amphiaster insignis Verrill, 1868

Mah, Christopher L., 2021, The East Pacific / South Pacific Boundary: New taxa and occurrences from Rapa Nui (Easter Island), New Caledonia and adjacent regions, Zootaxa 4980 (3), pp. 401-450: 408

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4980.3.1

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http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4896905

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Amphiaster insignis Verrill, 1868
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Amphiaster insignis Verrill, 1868  

Verrill 1868: 372; Fisher 1911: 168; Verrill 1914: 294; Rowe 1977: 211; Barraza & Hasbun 2005: 141.

Comments. Living color of this species appears to vary from orange with deep-red/orange inter- radii to a much lighter, weak peach color with dark orange interradii on the disk.

Occurrence. Baja, California to Central America and Panama, Baja California Sur, Mexico, Revillagigedo Islands , Malpelo Island , Columbia , El Salvador. 13–66 m.   ( Maluf 1988 lists depth as 0–128 m).

Material Examined. CASIZ 108856. 2 km N of Boca Del Tule to Arena Blanka , Baja California. 23º15′N, 109º22′W, 30.4 m (100 feet). Coll. W. Lee et al. 26 April 1976. 1 wet spec GoogleMaps   . R =1.4, r=0.7. CASIZ 163511   . Tiger Mount, Malpelo Island , 4°44′N, 81°36.09′W, 40–56 m (130–185 ft). Coll. K.L. Kaiser aboard M GoogleMaps   / V “ Inzan Tiger ”, 14 March 2000. 1 wet spec   .

USNM 39862. Pichilingue Bay, Baja California. Coll. U.S. F.S. Albatross, 1911. 1 dry spec. R =3.2, r=1.3.

USNM 1114692 View Materials   . Todos Santos , Baja California. 23º24′53″N, 120º13′53″W, Coll GoogleMaps   . R / V. Lovito , March 2008, 1 dry spec   . R =7.7, r=3.1.

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Departamento de Geologia, Universidad de Chile

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Royal British Columbia Museum - Herbarium

USNM

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History