Sternostylus iaspis

Alternate names: Gastroptychus iaspis

Author: (Baba & Haig, 1990)


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.


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Citation: Sternostylus iaspis ((Baba & Haig, 1990)) Deep-Sea Guide (DSG) at http://dsg/ Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI). Consulted on 2022-08-19.
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