Wrinkled sea star

This microscope slides contains the dorsal membrane of a starfish. The starfish was collected on board HMS Challenger at sampling station 49, South of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Object Summary

Accession Loan No.
Collection Class
Collector Excavator
Sladen, Mr Walter Percy (from the collection of): HMS Challenger (1872-76)
Common Name
Wrinkled sea star
Simple Name
Period Classification
Victorian (1837-1901)

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PTERASTERIDAE; Pteraster militaris (O Fr Muller) ; starfish; dorsal membrane