Free Content Rediscovery of the Giant Seastar Luidia Superba A. H. Clark in the Galapagos Islands

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Recently, three very large specimens of the starfish Luidia superba Clark were collected in shallow water in the Galapagos Islands. This collection not only represents a rediscovery of the species, but also establishes a record for the largest five-armed starfish known. Their size, distribution, and stomach contents are given and compared with those of other species of Luidia.

Document Type: Short Communication

Publication date: April 1, 1978

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