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SourceID166247
NameKogure Y and Fujita T. (2012) A new species of Neoferdina and three new records of sea stars (Echinodermata: Asteroidea) collected from Kumejima Island, southwestern Japan. Zootaxa 3367:252-260.
Type Publication
AbstractSea stars were collected at depths ranging from 91 to 160 m around Kumejima Island situated in the middle of the Ryukyu Islands chain in the Western Pacific. Sampling was carried out using a dredge or beam trawl in November 2009, as part of the KUMEJIMA 2009 Expedition. The specimens included an undescribed species of the genus Neoferdina, and three species that have never been reported in Japanese waters. Features that characterise this new species, Neoferdina longibrachia include: extremely long and narrow arms, no alternating arrangement of large and small superomarginal plates, body surface (except for the marginal plates) completely covered with granules, and an adambulacral armature with 3 furrow spines.
Geographical
term
Japan
Bibliographical
terms
Benthos
Systematics, Taxonomy
Taxonomic
term
Asteroidea
Taxa
(2)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCalliaster elegans Döderlein, 1922 (additional source)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNeoferdina longibrachia Kogure & Fujita, 2012 (original description)
Distributions
(6)
Flores Sea for Patagiaster sphaerioplax Fisher, 1913
Philippines for Patagiaster sphaerioplax Fisher, 1913
Ryukyu Islands for Calliaster elegans Döderlein, 1922
Ryukyu Islands for Halityle regularis Fisher, 1913
Ryukyu Islands for Neoferdina longibrachia Kogure & Fujita, 2012
Ryukyu Islands for Patagiaster sphaerioplax Fisher, 1913
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2013-02-13 01:50:00Z  created  Mah, Christopher
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