Overview

Distribution

In Panama this species has been collected from the Pearl Islands Archipelago (depth 8 m), Gulf of Panama and off Coiba Island (USNM E 7598, USNM E 7599, USNM E 7600), Gulf of Chiriqui, eastern Pacific, North Pacific Ocean.

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Physical Description

Diagnostic Description

References and links

Gray, J.E. (1840). A synopsis of the genera and species of the class Hypostoma (Asterias Linnaeus). Annals of the Magazine of Natural History 6: 175-184; 275-290.

World Asteroidea Database

LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:370899


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Synonymised taxa

Oreaster hawaiiensis (Fisher, 1906) (Synonym according to Doderlein (1936))
Oreaster occidentalis Verrill, 1870 (Synonym according to Doderlein (1936))
Pentaceros cumingi Gray, 1840
Pentaceros hawaiiensis Fisher, 1906 (Synonym according to Doderlein (1936))
Pentaceros occidentalis (Verrill, 1870)

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Type Information

Holotype for Pentaceros hawaiiensis Fisher, 1906
Catalog Number: USNM 21171
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Invertebrate Zoology
Preparation: Alcohol (Ethanol)
Collector(s): United States Fish Commission
Year Collected: 1902
Locality: Molokai Island, Moku, Hawaii, United States, North Pacific Ocean
Depth (m): 79 to 121
Vessel: Albatross R/V
  • Holotype: Fisher. 1906. Bull. U.S. Fish. Commn. 3: 1072-1074, pl.32, figs.1-3, pl.33, fig.1, pl.34, fig.3.
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Paratype for Pentaceros hawaiiensis Fisher, 1906
Catalog Number: USNM 31949
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Invertebrate Zoology
Preparation: Alcohol (Ethanol)
Collector(s): United States Fish Commission
Year Collected: 1902
Locality: Molokai Island, Moku, Hawaii, United States, North Pacific Ocean
Depth (m): 79 to 121
Vessel: Albatross R/V
  • Paratype: Fisher. 1906. Bull. U.S. Fish. Commn. 3: 1072-1074, pl.32, figs.1-3, pl.33, fig.1, pl.34, fig.3.
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Paratype for Pentaceros hawaiiensis Fisher, 1906
Catalog Number: USNM 31948
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Invertebrate Zoology
Preparation: Alcohol (Ethanol)
Collector(s): United States Fish Commission
Year Collected: 1902
Locality: Molokai Island, Moku, Hawaii, United States, North Pacific Ocean
Depth (m): 79 to 134
Vessel: Albatross R/V
  • Paratype: Fisher. 1906. Bull. U.S. Fish. Commn. 3: 1072-1074, pl.32, figs.1-3, pl.33, fig.1, pl.34, fig.3.
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Paratype for Pentaceros hawaiiensis Fisher, 1906
Catalog Number: USNM 32199
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Invertebrate Zoology
Preparation: Dry
Collector(s): United States Fish Commission
Year Collected: 1902
Locality: Molokai Island, Moku, Hawaii, United States, North Pacific Ocean
Depth (m): 79 to 134
Vessel: Albatross R/V
  • Paratype: Fisher. 1906. Bull. U.S. Fish. Commn. 3: 1072-1074, pl.32, figs.1-3, pl.33, fig.1, pl.34, fig.3.
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Paratype for Pentaceros hawaiiensis Fisher, 1906
Catalog Number: USNM 31302
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Invertebrate Zoology
Preparation: Alcohol (Ethanol)
Collector(s): United States Fish Commission
Year Collected: 1902
Locality: Molokai Island, Moku, Hawaii, United States, North Pacific Ocean
Depth (m): 79 to 134
Vessel: Albatross R/V
  • Paratype: Fisher. 1906. Bull. U.S. Fish. Commn. 3: 1072-1074, pl.32, figs.1-3, pl.33, fig.1, pl.34, fig.3.
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Ecology

Habitat

Depth range based on 13 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 9 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 8 - 31
  Temperature range (°C): 20.900 - 23.430
  Nitrate (umol/L): 1.356 - 10.745
  Salinity (PPS): 34.829 - 35.000
  Oxygen (ml/l): 3.753 - 4.766
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.568 - 1.100
  Silicate (umol/l): 5.633 - 10.364

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 8 - 31

Temperature range (°C): 20.900 - 23.430

Nitrate (umol/L): 1.356 - 10.745

Salinity (PPS): 34.829 - 35.000

Oxygen (ml/l): 3.753 - 4.766

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.568 - 1.100

Silicate (umol/l): 5.633 - 10.364
 
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Pentaceraster cumingi

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 2
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Barcode data: Oreaster occidentalis

The following is a representative barcode sequence, the centroid of all available sequences for this species.


There is 1 barcode sequence available from BOLD and GenBank.

Below is the sequence of the barcode region Cytochrome oxidase subunit 1 (COI or COX1) from a member of the species.

See the BOLD taxonomy browser for more complete information about this specimen.

Other sequences that do not yet meet barcode criteria may also be available.

AGACGATGATTCTTTTCAACCAAACACAAGGACATAGGAACCCTATATCTAATATTCGGAGCCTGAGCAGGAATGGTCGGAACTGCAATGAGAGTAATAATACGAACAGAACTCGCCCAACCAGGATCCCTCCTTAAAGAC---GACCAGATCTACAAAGTAATAGTAACCGCGCACGCCTTAGTGATGATATTTTTCATGGTAATGCCAATTATGATTGGCGGGTTCGGAAACTGGCTAATTCCCCTTATGATTGGAGCACCAGACATGGCCTTCCCCCGGATGAAAAAAATGAGATTTTGACTTGTACCCCCATCATTCCTTCTACTAATCGCCTCCGCCGGGGTAGAAAGGGGAGCCGGAACCGGCTGAACCATATACCCCCCACTATCGAGTGGCCTAGCCCATGCAGGGGGGTCTGTTGACCTAGCCATATTCTCCTTACACTTAGCAGGAGCCTCATCAATCCTTGCATCCATAAAATTCATAACCACGGTAATAAAAATGCGAACGCCAGGCATCTCCTTTGACCGGCTGCCACTGTTCGTGTGATCAGTATTCGTAACAGCATTCCTACTCCTGCTATCACTCCCAGTCCTGGCAGGAGCAATAACAATGCTACTTACCGACCGAAAAGTAAAAACGACATTCTTCGACCCCGCTGGAGGAGGTGACCCCATTCTATTTCAACACCTATTTTGATTCTTTGGCCACCCAGAGGTATACATCCTTATACTCCCCGGATTCGGCATGATTTCCCAAGTAATAGCCCACTACTCAGGTAAGAGGGAGCCATTCGGCTACTTAGGAATGGTCTACGCCATAGTATCCATAGGCATCCTAGGATTCTTAGTTTGAGCGCATCACATGTTCACGGTAGGAATGGACGTAGACACCCGAG
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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Oreaster occidentalis

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Public Records: 1
Specimens with Barcodes: 1
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Wikipedia

Pentaceraster cumingi

Panamic cushion seastar (Pentaceraster cumingi). In Panama this species has been collected from the Pearl Islands Archipelago (depth 8 m), Gulf of Panama and off Coiba Island, Gulf of Chiriqui, eastern Pacific, North Pacific Ocean.[1]

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