Paulasterias mcclaini

Author: Mah, et al., 2015


General: Six-rayed, light-colored, pink to darker pink (see images). Note that these often appear to have 5 arms (sometimes a 6th arm may be underneath the others).

Geographic Information

Ocean range (global): Northwest Pacific; Axial Seamount area.

Habitat description: Benthic, hard substrate.

Additional Information

Consulting taxonomist: Christopher Mah, Smithsonian Natural History Museum.


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Mah, C., K. Linse, J. Copley, L. Marsh, A. Rogers, D. Clague, and D. Foltz (2015). Description of a new family, new genus, and two new species of deep-sea Forcipulatacea (Asteroidea), including the first known sea star from hydrothermal vent habitats. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 174: 93-113.

Citation: Paulasterias mcclaini (Mah, et al., 2015) Deep-Sea Guide (DSG) at http://dsg/ Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI). Consulted on 2022-08-19.
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