starfish (Starfish)

Type Specimens


This starfish specimen was collected on board HMS Challenger in 1873. It was the first specimen of this species to ever be described. In 1889 Percy Sladen named it Stichaster felipes. This specimen is the holotype of this species.

Station 142. South of Cape of Good Hope. Surface water temperature. 18.60C. Bottom water temperature. 8.30C.

This object is not on display.

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