Physical Description

Type Information

Holotype for Asterias sertulifera Xantus, 1861
Catalog Number: USNM 1252
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Invertebrate Zoology
Preparation: Dry
Collector(s): J. Xantus
Year Collected: 1911
Locality: Cape San Lucas, Baja California, Mexico, North Pacific Ocean
Microhabitat: On rocks at low water
Vessel: Albatross R/V
  • Holotype: Xantus. 1861. Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Phila. pg.658.
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Ecology

Habitat

Depth range based on 2 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 1 sample.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 18 - 60
  Temperature range (°C): 23.430 - 23.430
  Nitrate (umol/L): 1.356 - 1.356
  Salinity (PPS): 35.000 - 35.000
  Oxygen (ml/l): 4.766 - 4.766
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.568 - 0.568
  Silicate (umol/l): 5.633 - 5.633

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 18 - 60
 
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Associations

Known predators

Astrometis sertulifera is prey of:
Dermasterias imbricata

Based on studies in:
USA: California, Southern California (Marine)

This list may not be complete but is based on published studies.
  • R. J. Rosenthal, W. D. Clarke, P. K. Dayton, Ecology and natural history of a stand of giant kelp, Macrocystis pyrifera, off Del Mar, California. Fish. Bull. (Dublin) 72(3):670-684, from p. 683 (1974).
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Known prey organisms

Astrometis sertulifera preys on:
Strongylocentrotus purpuratus
Styela montereyensis
Kelletia kelletii

Based on studies in:
USA: California, Southern California (Marine)

This list may not be complete but is based on published studies.
  • R. J. Rosenthal, W. D. Clarke, P. K. Dayton, Ecology and natural history of a stand of giant kelp, Macrocystis pyrifera, off Del Mar, California. Fish. Bull. (Dublin) 72(3):670-684, from p. 683 (1974).
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