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|Researched by||Sonia Rowley||Refereed by||This information is not refereed|
|Authority||(M. Sars, 1846)|
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Found in the North Sea below Norway, north Atlantic between Iceland and Greenland as well as the northeast coast of America.
This speceis may be mistaken for small individuals of Marthasterias glaciallis or Asterias rubens. However, it is distinguished from Asterias rubens by densely packed spines and a single papulae, in the spaces between the spines, on its upper surface.
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OBIS (Ocean Biodiversity Information System), 2023. Global map of species distribution using gridded data. Available from: Ocean Biogeographic Information System. www.iobis.org. Accessed: 2023-03-26
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Last Updated: 17/04/2008