Hippasteria spinosa, VERRILL, 1909

Mah, Christopher, Nizinski, Martha & Lundsten, Lonny, 2010, Phylogenetic revision of the Hippasterinae (Goniasteridae; Asteroidea): systematics of deep sea corallivores, including one new genus and three new species, Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 160 (2), pp. 266-301: 288

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http://doi.org/ 10.1111/j.1096-3642.2010.00638.x

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http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5491805

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Hippasteria spinosa
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HIPPASTERIA SPINOSA VERRILL, 1909  

Verrill, 1909: 63; Fisher, 1911: 224; HL Clark, 1913: 194; Goto, 1914: 349; Verrill, 1914: 301; Djakonov, 1950: 53 ( 1968: 45); Baranova, 1957: 162; Alton, 1966: 1702; Carey, 1972: 38, 39; Lambert, 1978a: 4, 14; Maluf, 1988: 34, 118; Clark, 1993: 259; Lambert, 2000: 64.

Occurrence: Southern California, British Columbia, to Bering Sea. Okhotsk Sea off Cape Elizavety, and near the Kurile Islands . 49–1170 m   .

Comments: This species forms an extensive species complex throughout the Aleutian and North Pacific sub-Arctic region similar in several ways to Leptasterias   and other wide ranging high-latitude species. This extensive variation is likely to encompass all of the species described by Djakonov (1950 translated in Dyakonov, 1968) from the Okhotsk Sea and adjoining regions, including H. mammifera   , H. pedicellaris   , H. colossa   , and H. kurilensis   . These are mentioned here for future discussion but type specimens have not been examined.

Material examined: USNM 32470 View Materials   , west of San Nicolas Island , 33°13′N, 120°4′W, 825 m, coll GoogleMaps   . USFC Albatross , 26.iv.1911. (1 dry spec. R = 0.9, r = 0.4)   . USNM 33352 View Materials   south-west of Cape Flattery , Washington. 48°17′N 124°52′W, 70 m. Coll GoogleMaps   . USFC Albatross 24.ix.1888 (1 dry spec. R = 8.2, r = 4.3)   ; USNM 39833 View Materials   Heceta Bank , Oregon, 43°58′N, 124°36′W, 170 m. Coll GoogleMaps   . USFC Albatross 1.ix.1889. (1 dry spec. R = 9.2, r = 4.7)   . USNM 47600 View Materials   Umnak Island, Islands of Four Mountains, Aleutian Islands , Alaska. 53°3′N, 169°57′W, 146 m. Coll GoogleMaps   . R/V Harvester 11.viii.1980. (1 dry spec. R = 7.1, r = 3.5)   ; USNM E10504 View Materials   . South-west of mouth of Columbia River , Oregon. 46°8′N 124°30′W, 137 m. Coll GoogleMaps   . R/V Cobb 14.i.1964. (1 dry spec. R = 12.8, r = 7.1)   .

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Departamento de Geologia, Universidad de Chile

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