Russian Journal of Biological Invasions

, Volume 7, Issue 4, pp 321–323 | Cite as

First record of the sea star Porania pulvillus (O.F. Müller, 1776) in Russian part of the Arctic

  • D. V. Zakharov
  • N. A. Anisimova
  • A. M. Stepanenko


The paper presents information about the first record of the sea star, Porania pulvillus (Poraniidae family), in the Barents Sea. The data on the location, date of the finding, depth at this location, a picture and a brief description of the captured specimen are given. Possible causes of the appearance of this species in the Barents Sea are analyzed.


sea star Porania pulvillus Barents Sea warming Arctic Atlantic current Rybachy Peninsula Malaya Volokovaya Guba 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. V. Zakharov
    • 1
  • N. A. Anisimova
    • 1
  • A. M. Stepanenko
    • 2
  1. 1.Knipovich Polar Research Institute of Marine Fisheries and Oceanography (PINRO)MurmanskRussia
  2. 2.Murmansk Department of the Russian Union of Art PhotographersMurmanskRussia

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