Physical Description

Diagnostic Description

Description

Also distributed in Philippine (Clark & Rowe, 1971); Australia (Rowe & Gates, 1995). Ecology: benthic, inshore, continental shelf. General distribution: tropical, Indo-west pacific Ocean, depth range 3-275 m. (Rowe & Gates, 1995).
  • Rowe, F.W.E & Gates, J. (1995). Echinodermata. In ‘Zoological Catalogue of Australia’. 33 (Ed A. Wells.) pp xiii + 510 (CSIRO Australia, Melbourne.)
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Type Information

Holotype for Halityle regularis Fisher, 1913
Catalog Number: USNM 32634
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Invertebrate Zoology
Preparation: Dry
Collector(s): United States Fish Commission
Year Collected: 1908
Locality: Sulu Archipelago, Tawitawi Islands, Tawitawi Island, Sangasiapu Island, Sulu, Philippines, North Pacific Ocean
Depth (m): 16 to 16
Vessel: Albatross R/V
  • Holotype: Fisher. 1913. Proc. U.S. Natl. Mus. 46: 211-212.
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Ecology

Habitat

Depth range based on 21 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 11 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 16 - 90.1
  Temperature range (°C): 23.296 - 28.366
  Nitrate (umol/L): 0.732 - 8.732
  Salinity (PPS): 34.072 - 35.470
  Oxygen (ml/l): 3.338 - 4.703
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.044 - 0.867
  Silicate (umol/l): 0.869 - 9.298

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 16 - 90.1

Temperature range (°C): 23.296 - 28.366

Nitrate (umol/L): 0.732 - 8.732

Salinity (PPS): 34.072 - 35.470

Oxygen (ml/l): 3.338 - 4.703

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.044 - 0.867

Silicate (umol/l): 0.869 - 9.298
 
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Wikipedia

Halityle regularis

Halityle regularis is a species of sea star in the family Orestieridae. It is the sole species in the genus Halityle.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b c C.L. Mah (2010). "Asteroidea taxon details for Halityle Fisher, 1913". World Asteroidea Database. Retrieved June 29, 2011. 
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