Classification: Class Asteroidea (Sea Stars)


Number of items: 53.

Alcyonium digitatum (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Laggan
North Sea > West of Shetland > Laggan

Depth (m): 106

Asterias rubens (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Laggan
North Sea > West of Shetland > Laggan

Depth (m): 41

Asteroidae (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > Whittard Canyon
Depth (m): -3302.9

Asteroidae (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > Whittard Canyon
Depth (m): -2854.95

Asteroidae (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > Whittard Canyon
Depth (m): -551.81

Asteroidae (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > Whittard Canyon
Depth (m): -541.36

Asteroidae (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > Whittard Canyon
Depth (m): -544.09

Asteroidae (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > Whittard Canyon
Depth (m): -1705.42

Asteroidae (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > Whittard Canyon
Depth (m): -1274.91

Asteroidae (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > Whittard Canyon
Depth (m): -1135.87

Asteroidae (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > Whittard Canyon
Depth (m): -976.3

Asteroidae (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > Whittard Canyon
Depth (m): -1608.42

Asteroidae (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > Whittard Canyon
Depth (m): -1477.67

Asteroidae (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > Whittard Canyon
Depth (m): -1312.01

Asteroidea (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > Rockall Bank
Depth (m): 184

Asteroidea (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > Rockall Bank
Depth (m): 192

Asteroidea (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > Rockall Bank
Depth (m): 219

Asteroidea (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > Rockall Bank
Depth (m): 317

Asteroidea (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > Rockall Bank
Depth (m): 292

Astropectinidae (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > Whittard Canyon
Depth (m): -1497.29

Bathybiaster vexillifer (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Lagavulin
North Sea > West of Shetland > Lagavulin

Depth (m): 1567
Behaviour: Asteroid was disturbed by ROV and then it began to bury itself within the sediment over several minutes

Bathybiaster vexillifer (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Lagavulin
North Sea > West of Shetland > Lagavulin

Depth (m): 1567
Behaviour: Asteroid was disturbed by ROV and then it began to bury itself within the sediment over several minutes

Bracket shaped sponge (probably Phakellia sp.) (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Foinaven
North Sea > West of Shetland > Foinaven

Depth (m): 600
Behaviour: sponge: sessile filter feeder; asteroid: mobile deposit-feeder

Colus sp. and Crossaster sp. (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Faroe-Shetland Channel > Brugdan
North Sea > West of Shetland > Faroe-Shetland Channel > Brugdan

Depth (m): 480

Crossaster papposus (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > Irish Shelf > Cashel
Depth (m): 174

Crossaster papposus (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Laggan
North Sea > West of Shetland > Laggan

Depth (m): 86
Behaviour: Individual sitting on the seafloor with the tips of the arms raised slightly

Crossaster papposus (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Laggan
North Sea > West of Shetland > Laggan

Depth (m): 46

Crossaster papposus (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Laggan
North Sea > West of Shetland > Laggan

Depth (m): 45

Crossaster papposus (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Laggan
North Sea > West of Shetland > Laggan

Depth (m): 41

Crossaster papposus (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Laggan
North Sea > West of Shetland > Laggan

Depth (m): 86

Crossaster papposus (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Laggan
North Sea > West of Shetland > Laggan

Depth (m): 73

Crossaster papposus (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Laggan
North Sea > West of Shetland > Laggan

Depth (m): 57

Crossaster sp. (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Faroe-Shetland Channel > Brugdan
North Sea > West of Shetland > Faroe-Shetland Channel > Brugdan

Depth (m): 480

Crossaster sp. (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Faroe-Shetland Channel > Brugdan
North Sea > West of Shetland > Faroe-Shetland Channel > Brugdan

Depth (m): 480

Crossater papposus (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Faroe-Shetland Channel > Brugdan
North Sea > West of Shetland > Faroe-Shetland Channel > Brugdan

Depth (m): 480

Cushion star (could be Anseropoda sp.) (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Laggan
North Sea > West of Shetland > Laggan

Depth (m): 650
Behaviour: mobile deposit feeder

Cushion star (unidentified) (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Foinaven
North Sea > West of Shetland > Foinaven

Depth (m): 600
Behaviour: Collected by ROV

Cushion star (unidentified) (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Foinaven
North Sea > West of Shetland > Foinaven

Depth (m): 600
Behaviour: Collected by ROV

Hymenaster pellucidus (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Lagavulin
North Sea > West of Shetland > Lagavulin

Depth (m): 1567

Ophiothrix fragilis (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Laggan
North Sea > West of Shetland > Laggan

Depth (m): 86

Ophiothrix fragilis (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Laggan
North Sea > West of Shetland > Laggan

Depth (m): 65

Pennatula phosphorea (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Laggan
North Sea > West of Shetland > Laggan

Depth (m): 124
Behaviour: The Porania pulvillus starfish appears to be feeding on the Sea pen Pennatula phosphorea

Sea star from Usan (0 files)
Site: Atlantic > South Atlantic > Nigeria > Usan field
Atlantic > Central Atlantic > Nigeria > Usan field

Depth (m): 726

Seven-armed starfish (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > Irish Shelf > Cashel
Depth (m): 174

Seven-armed starfish (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > Irish Shelf > Cashel
Depth (m): 174

Starfish (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Lancaster
North Sea > West of Shetland > Lancaster

Depth (m): 155

Unidentified sea star (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > South Atlantic > Bonga
Depth (m): 1050
Behaviour: Resting on seafloor

Unidentified sea star (2 files)
Site: Atlantic > Gulf of Mexico > Tiger
Depth (m): 2750
Behaviour: Resting on sediment

Unidentified sea star (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Schiehallion
North Sea > West of Shetland > Schiehallion

Depth (m): 395
Behaviour: Resting

Unidentified sea star (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Schiehallion
North Sea > West of Shetland > Schiehallion

Depth (m): 395
Behaviour: Resting

Unidentified sea star (1 file)
Site: Indian > Arabian Sea > India KKD-1
Depth (m): 2600
Behaviour: Resting

Unidentified sea star (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > Gulf of Mexico > Tiger
Depth (m): 2750

Unidentified sea star (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > Gulf of Mexico > Tiger
Depth (m): 2750
Behaviour: On seafloor

This list was generated on Thu Dec 18 17:00:10 GMT 2014.


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