|courtesy of Wikipedia!|
A footnote about how new species often await "discovery" for YEARS before being found? The specimens described in my paper? Date back to 1966! that's 4 years before I was born!
- Porcellanopagurus eldredgei, a bivalve-carrying Hermit Crab from Guam
- Leptomithrax eldredgei, a new species of majid crab from Hong Kong
- Forestiana lucius, a xanthid crab
- Pseudomiccipe eldredgei, a majid crab
- Petrolisthes eldredgei, an Indo-west Pacific porcellanid crab
- Homola eldredgei, a homolid crab
- Psammocora eldredgei, a scleractinian coral
- Avada eldredgei, a parasitic isopod
|from Nat Geo!|
|From the University of Manoa page|
He's worked hard to provide everyone with a guide to Hawaiian deep-sea animals (here)!
Apollonaster is genus in the same family as Astroceramus, the Goniasteridae. The name has an interesting history.. as it was named in honor of the Apollo 11 voyage which landed the first men on the moon. An apt genus to honor a deep-sea scientist!
by one of my earlier posts on another sea star called Heliaster.