General: Purplish and or yellowish.
Habitat description: Occasionally observed at the surface, but they remain buried most of the time.
Habitat description: Benthic, soft sediment.
Ocean range (global): Has not previously been collected in the Gulf of California.
Taxonomist assessment: May 2012, from Isla Tortuga, Gulf of California.
ReferencesEncyclopedia of Life
Tree of Life
World Register of Marine Species
National Center for Biotechnology Information
Citation: Brisaster townsendi (A. Agassiz, 1898) Deep-Sea Guide (DSG) at http://dsg/mbari.org/dsg/view/concept/Brisaster%20townsendi. Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI). Consulted on 2017-12-16.