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A new sea star of the genus Hippasteria (Asteroidea: Goniasteridae) from the Aleutian Islands

R. N. Clark, S. C. Jewett

Abstract


A new species of goniasterid sea star, Hippasteria aleutica sp. nov. is described from the Aleutian Islands, and compared to H. phrygiana (Parelius, 1768) from the North Atlantic-Arctic, as well as its congeners from the North Pacific. Distribution is discussed and a key to the described species of Hippasteria in Alaskan waters is presented.

Keywords


sea star, AKMAP, Alaska, Hippasteria, echinoderm, Valvatida

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.2963.1.2

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ISSN 1175-5326 (Print Edition) & ISSN 1175-5334 (Online Edition)
Published by Magnolia Press, Auckland, New Zealand