Evoplosoma nizinskiae

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Evoplosoma nizinskiae


Taxonavigation: Granulosina 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Echinodermata
Subphylum: Eleutherozoa
Superclassis: Asterozoa
Classis: Asteroidea
Ordo: Valvatida
Subordo: Granulosina

Familia: Goniasteridae
Subfamilia: Hippasterinae
Genus: Evoplosoma
Species: Evoplosoma nizinskiae


Evoplosoma nizinskiae Mah, 2020

  • Type locality: DeSoto Canyon, Gulf of Mexico, 28.28, -87.22, 2549 m, Coll. D. Wagner, ROV Deep Discoverer from NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer EX 1803 25 April 2018.
  • Etymology: named after Martha Nizinski, a NOAA researcher


  • Mah, C.L. 2020. New species, occurrence records and observations of predation by deep-sea Asteroidea (Echinodermata) from the North Atlantic by NOAA ship Okeanos Explorer. Zootaxa. 4766(2): 201-260. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4766.2.1 Paywall Reference page.  [original description of Evoplosoma nizinskiae p. 220–224]
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