This new species was a little tiny thing collected by the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute from Pioneer Seamount in the North Pacific (southwest of San Francisco) in 2005
The third new species we described was found among specimens sent to us from the New Zealand Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research. It resembles the North Pacific Hippasteria heathi but the genetic and morphological data support it as being distinct..
|Image by Dr. Steve Lonhart Via SIMON|
|Image by Neil McDaniel (check out his website here)|
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