Styracaster paucispinus Ludwig, 1907

Glover, Adrian G, Wiklund, Helena, Rabone, Muriel, Amon, Diva J, Smith, Craig R, O'Hara, Tim, Mah, Christopher L & Dahlgren, Thomas G, 2016, Abyssal fauna of the UK- 1 polymetallic nodule exploration claim, Clarion-Clipperton Zone, central Pacific Ocean: Echinodermata, Biodiversity Data Journal 4, pp. 7251-7251 : 7251

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Styracaster paucispinus Ludwig, 1907


Styracaster paucispinus Ludwig, 1907


Type status: Other material. Occurrence: catalogNumber: 4ae2430e-549e-47f2-ba5d-0e9a08443d31 ; recordNumber: NHM_374; recordedBy: Adrian Glover, Helena Wiklund, Thomas Dahlgren, Maggie Georgieva; individualCount: 1; preparations: tissue and DNA voucher stored in 80% non-denatured ethanol aqueous solution; otherCatalogNumbers: 5023516; associatedSequences: | KU519527 | KU519543; Taxon: taxonConceptID: Styracasterpaucispinus; scientificName: Styracasterpaucispinus; kingdom: Animalia; phylum: Echinodermata; class: Asteroidea; order: Paxillosida; family: Porcellanasteridae; genus: Styracaster; scientificNameAuthorship: Ludwig, 1907; Location: waterBody: Pacific; stateProvince: Clarion Clipperton Zone; locality: UK Seabed Resources Ltd exploration claim UK-1 ; verbatimLocality: UK-1 Stratum A; maximumDepthInMeters: 4182; locationRemarks: RV Melville Cruise MV1313; decimalLatitude: 13.933066666667; decimalLongitude: -116.71628333333; geodeticDatum: WGS84; Identification: identifiedBy: Diva Amon, Chris Mah, Adrian Glover, Helena Wiklund, Thomas Dahlgren; dateIdentified: 2015-06-01; identificationRemarks: identified by DNA and morphology; Event: samplingProtocol: Brenke Epibenthic Sledge; eventDate: 2013-10-19; eventTime: 12:16; habitat: Abyssal plain; fieldNumber: EB05; fieldNotes: Collected from epi net (on the epibenthic sledge); Record Level: language: en; institutionCode: NHMUK; collectionCode: ZOO; datasetName: ABYSSLINE; basisOfRecord: PreservedSpecimen GoogleMaps


Voucher material NHM_374, width of disc 8.2mm, maximum width of specimen including arms 16.5mm (Fig. 12).

Genetic data for this taxa with new GenBank accession numbers are provided in Table 2


Morphologically matches diagnosis of Styracaster paucispinus based on descriptions in Madsen 1961, Ludwig 1905 and material from the USNM collections with taxonomic adjustments from Mah 2015. Forms a unique monophyletic clade distinct from other AB01 specimens. No genetic matches on GenBank or Barcode of Life Database. The type material was collected in the Pacific Ocean at a similar depth to our material (8°30'S; 85°36'W, 4300m depth).