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.
Habitat description: Benthic, hard substrate. Usually associate with gorgonians or antipatharians, rarely on deep hard corals as we have seen.
Consulting taxonomist: Mary Wicksten, Professor, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas.
ReferencesEncyclopedia 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 2021-06-14.