Jacksonaster depressum (Lesson, 1841)
photo by Poppe, Guido and Philippe

Family:  Laganidae ()
Max. size: 
Environment:  benthic; marine; depth range 50 - 200 m
Distribution:  Western Pacific. Tropical to subtropical.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  This is an epibenthic species found on muddy sand in subtidal areas. It has a paddling action that aids it to feed on detrital organic matter on the surface (Ref. 85384).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. 123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Sorongon-Yap, Patricia - 22.03.07

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