Pontaster tenuispinus

Pontaster tenuispinus


A species of asteroid often seen in the deep waters of the Norwegian Basin and Faroe Shetland Channel

Item Type:Image
Title:Pontaster tenuispinus
Date:20 February 2009
Copyright:SERPENT Project
Classification:Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Echinodermata (Echinoderms) > Class Asteroidea (Sea Stars) > Order Notomyotida (Sea Stars) > Benthopectinidae
Species:Pontaster tenuispinus, Ophiacantha bidentata
Behaviour:Partially covered by the sediment (Ophiacantha bidentata in corner of image)
Site:Atlantic > Norwegian > Asterix
Site Description:Seafloor
Depth (m):1350
Latitude:5 deg 17' 25" N
Longitude:67 deg 01' 02" E
Countries:Norway > Norwegian Sector
Substratum:deep-sea mud
Rig:Transocean Leader
Project Partners:StatoilHydro, Oceaneering, Transocean
ROV:Magnum 018
Keywords:Pontaster tenuispinus Asteroid Benthopectinidae
Deposited By:Dr Andrew Gates
Deposited On:31 March 2009

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