Color Polymorphism and Genetic Structure in the Sea Star Pisaster ochraceus

@article{Harley2006ColorPA,
  title={Color Polymorphism and Genetic Structure in the Sea Star Pisaster ochraceus},
  author={C. Harley and M. S. Pankey and J. Wares and R. Grosberg and M. Wonham},
  journal={The Biological Bulletin},
  year={2006},
  volume={211},
  pages={248 - 262}
}
  • C. Harley, M. S. Pankey, +2 authors M. Wonham
  • Published 2006
  • Biology, Medicine
  • The Biological Bulletin
  • The sea star Pisaster ochraceus is one of the more striking species on the rocky shores of the Northeast Pacific, in part due to the dramatic color polymorphism of the adults. Along the open Pacific coast, Pisaster populations are 6%–28% orange, with a small percentage of brilliant purple stars and a large percentage of reddish-brown to dull purple ones. However, populations in the San Juan Island Archipelago (Washington, USA) and the southern Strait of Georgia (British Columbia, Canada) are… CONTINUE READING
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