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Astropecten platyacanthus

Astropecten platyacanthus
Description: Corse (France), 06/06/2010, depth -2 m Sometimes, especially in young specimen, only superomarginal plates between the arms are equipped with one strong spine while others are not (in some rare specimens all the superomarginal plates are totally devoid of spines). In populations of certain areas of the Mediterranean (for example, the South of Corsica) this feature is very frequent.
Author: Pillon, Roberto ()
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added on 2012-02-06 - 163 views
WoRMS taxa
Astropecten platyacanthus (Philippi, 1837)Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor

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