Astropecten platyacanthus: detail of the superomarginal spine
Description In this specie the superomarginal spines are (more or less) far from the inside edge of plates and they leave on top, on the base of them, a small bare area that it is white if there is a strong spine in the plate (usually in the plates near the disc) or blue-violet if the plate has very small spine or no spine (usually towards the tip of arms).
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added on 2012-11-01414 viewsAsteroidea taxa Astropecten platyacanthus (Philippi, 1837)
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