Sternostylus iaspis

Alternate names: Gastroptychus iaspis

Author: (Baba & Haig, 1990)

Description

General: Note the widely-spread chelae, a common feature of members of this family. Relatively thicker arms and heavy spination on body compared to G. perarmatus. Coloration may be lighter in smaller specimens.



Geographic Information

Habitat description: Benthic, hard substrate. Usually associate with gorgonians or antipatharians, rarely on deep hard corals as we have seen.



Additional Information

Consulting taxonomist: Mary Wicksten, Professor, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas.



References

Encyclopedia of Life

Tree of Life

World Register of Marine Species

National Center for Biotechnology Information

Citation: Sternostylus iaspis ((Baba & Haig, 1990)) Deep-Sea Guide (DSG) at http://dsg/mbari.org/dsg/view/concept/Sternostylus%20iaspis. Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI). Consulted on 2019-11-17.
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