Rathbunaster californicus

Author: Fisher, 1906


General: Compare with Pycnopodia helianthoides and shallower depths.

Geographic Information

Habitat description: Benthic, mostly soft substrate.

Ocean range (global): Southern Alaska to San Diego.

Published depth range: 60 - 1000 m

Additional Information


Encyclopedia of Life

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World Register of Marine Species

National Center for Biotechnology Information

Lauerman, L.M.L. (1998). Diet and Feeding Behavior of the Deep-Water Sea Star Rathbunaster Californicus (Fisher) in the Monterey Submarine Canyon. Bulletin of Marine Science, 63(3): 523-530(8).

Maluf, L.Y. (1988). Composition and distribution of the Central Eastern Pacific echinoderms. Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County Technical Report Number 2. 242 pp.

Citation: Rathbunaster californicus (Fisher, 1906) Deep-Sea Guide (DSG) at http://dsg/ Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI). Consulted on 2018-03-20.
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