Pontaster tenuispinus

Pontaster tenuispinus


P. tenuispinus is a common asteroid in the Norwegian Sea. It has been observed at all the deeper sites studied by SERPENT in the area. There are various morphs of the species and it appears that the different morphs are regionally specific. size approx. 100 mm

Item Type:Image
Title:Pontaster tenuispinus
Creator(s):MacLean, M
Identification:Kröger, K
Date:01 December 2010
Copyright:SERPENT project
Classification:Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Echinodermata (Echinoderms) > Class Asteroidea (Sea Stars) > Order Notomyotida (Sea Stars) > Benthopectinidae
Species:Pontaster tenuispinus
Site:Atlantic > Norwegian > Dalsnuten
Site Description:Seafloor
Depth (m):1452
Latitude:66 deg 34' 33" N
Longitude:3 deg 32' 46" E
Countries:Norway > Norwegian Sector
Substratum:Deep-sea mud
Rig:Aker Barents
Project Partners:Shell, Aker Drilling, Oceaneering
ROV:Magnum 142
Keywords:Atlantic Norway Dalsnuten Pontaster tenuispinus asteroid
Deposited By:Miss Moira MacLean
Deposited On:23 February 2011

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