Nymphaster arenatus Seastar

Nymphaster arenatus SeastarNymphaster arenatus Seastar


Nymphaster arenatus Seastar on the seabed. The specimen photographed was identified by the museum in Caracas, Venezuela. It was Nymphaster arenatus (Perrier, 1881) (Asteroidea:Goniasteridae)which is common between 275 and 3000 mts from the Gulf of Mexico to Venezuela

Item Type:Image
Title:Nymphaster arenatus Seastar
Creator(s):Curry, Rob
Identification:Jones, Daniel
Date:26 July 2007
Copyright:SERPENT project
Classification:Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Echinodermata (Echinoderms) > Class Asteroidea (Sea Stars) > Order Valvatida (Sea stars) > Family Goniasteridae (Sea stars)
Species:Nymphaster arenatus
Behaviour:A Nymphaster arenatus Seastar probably feeding on the seabed.
Site:Atlantic > Venezuelan Basin
Site Description:Seafloor
Depth (m):543
Latitude:9 deg 44' 07" N
Longitude:59 deg 44' 60" W
Countries:South America > Venezuela
Substratum:Fine sediment
Rig:Transocean Sovereign Explorer
Project Partners:Statoil, Transocean, Subsea 7
ROV:Centurion 38 HD
Keywords:Nymphaster arenatus, Seastar, Orca
Deposited By:Dr Daniel Jones
Deposited On:08 February 2010

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