Cystechinus giganteus

Author: A. Agassiz, 1898


General: Compare to Pilematechinus, which has much shorter spines, and a periproct that is much more above the margin.

Geographic Information

Ocean range (global): Axial region of the Juan de Fuca Ridge. Previously this species was only known only from the type material collected by the Albatross in the Gulf of California in the late 1800's.

Habitat description: Benthic.

Additional Information

Consulting taxonomist: Richard Mooi, California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, California.


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Citation: Cystechinus giganteus (A. Agassiz, 1898) Deep-Sea Guide (DSG) at http://dsg/ Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI). Consulted on 2019-12-13.
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