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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPteraster Müller & Troschel, 1842 
AphiaID: 123335

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEchinodermata > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterozoa > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsteroidea > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorVelatida > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPterasteridae
Status accepted
Rank Genus
Typetaxon Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterias militaris O.F. Müller, 1776 (type by monotypy)
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPterasteridae Perrier, 1875
Synonymised
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  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorApterodon Fisher, 1940
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHexaster Perrier, 1891 (Synonym according to Fisher (1911))
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLophopteraster Verrill, 1895 (Synonym according to Fisher (1940))
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMarsipaster Sladen, 1882 (Synonym according to Downey (1973).)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPteraster (Apterodon) Fisher, 1940
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPteraster (Retaster) Perrier, 1878
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPteraster (Temnaster) Verrill, 1894 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPterasterides Verrill, 1909 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorRetaster Perrier, 1878 (Subgenus according to Fisher (1940).)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTemnaster Verrill, 1894 (Synonym according to Fisher (1911))
Sources  basis of record Hansson, H.G. (2001). Echinodermata, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels, 50: pp. 336-351 (look up in IMIS[details]

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taxa (102)

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 Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPteraster abyssorum (Verrill, 1895)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPteraster acicula (Downey, 1970)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPteraster affinis Smith, 1876
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPteraster alveolatus Perrier, 1894
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPteraster bathami Fell, 1958
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPteraster capensis Gray, 1847
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPteraster caribbaeus Perrier, 1881
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPteraster corynetes Fisher, 1916
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPteraster coscinopeplus Fisher, 1910
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPteraster diaphanus (Ludwig, 1905)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPteraster educator Djakonov, 1958
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPteraster flabellifer Mortensen, 1933
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPteraster florifer Koehler, 1920
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPteraster fornicatus Mortensen, 1933
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPteraster gibber (Sladen, 1882)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPteraster hastatus Mortensen, 1913
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPteraster hirsutus (Sladen, 1882)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPteraster hymenasteroides Djakonov, 1958
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPteraster hystrix Harvey, 1989
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPteraster ifurus Golotsvan, 1998
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPteraster jordani Fisher, 1905
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPteraster koehleri A.M. Clark, 1962
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPteraster marsippus Fisher, 1910
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPteraster militarioides H.L. Clark, 1941
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPteraster militaris (O.F. Müller, 1776)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPteraster minutus Djakonov, 1958
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPteraster multiporus H.L. Clark, 1908
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPteraster obesus H.L. Clark, 1908
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPteraster obscurus (Perrier, 1891)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPteraster octaster Verrill, 1909
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPteraster personatus Sladen, 1891
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPteraster pulvillus (M. Sars, 1861)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPteraster reticulatus Fisher, 1906
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPteraster robertsoni McKnight, 1973
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPteraster rugatus Sladen, 1882
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPteraster rugosus H.L. Clark, 1941
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPteraster solitarius Djakonov, 1958
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPteraster spinosissimus (Sladen, 1882)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPteraster stellifer Sladen, 1882
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPteraster temnochiton Fisher, 1910
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPteraster tesselatus Ives, 1888
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPteraster tetracanthus H.L. Clark, 1916
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPteraster texius Golotsvan, 1998
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPteraster trigonodon Fisher, 1910
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPteraster uragensis Hayashi, 1940
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPteraster willsi Clark & Jewett, 2011

Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPteraster danae Verrill, 1869 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPteraster stellifer Sladen, 1882 (nomen dubium)

Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPteraster inermis Perrier, 1888 (nomen nudum, Undescribed)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPteraster trigonodon Domantay, 1969 (nomen nudum, Undescribed, figure poor, ID doubtful)

Subgenus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPteraster (Apterodon) Fisher, 1940 represented as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPteraster Müller & Troschel, 1842 (alternate representation)
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPteraster (Apterodon) acicula (Downey, 1970) represented as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPteraster acicula (Downey, 1970) (alternate representation)
» Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPteraster (Apterodon) bathami Fell, 1958 represented as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPteraster bathami Fell, 1958 (alternate representation)
» Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPteraster (Apterodon) coscinopeplus Fisher, 1910 represented as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPteraster coscinopeplus Fisher, 1910 (alternate representation)
» Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPteraster (Apterodon) fornicatus Mortensen, 1933 represented as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPteraster fornicatus Mortensen, 1933 (alternate representation)
» Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPteraster (Apterodon) hystrix Harvey, 1989 represented as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPteraster hystrix Harvey, 1989 (alternate representation)
» Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPteraster (Apterodon) obesus H.L. Clark, 1908 represented as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPteraster obesus H.L. Clark, 1908 (alternate representation)
» Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPteraster (Apterodon) reticulatus Fisher, 1906 represented as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPteraster reticulatus Fisher, 1906 (alternate representation)
» Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPteraster (Apterodon) rugosus H.L. Clark, 1941 represented as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPteraster rugosus H.L. Clark, 1941 (alternate representation)
» Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPteraster (Apterodon) stellifer Sladen, 1882 represented as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPteraster stellifer Sladen, 1882 (alternate representation)
» Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPteraster (Apterodon) tetracanthus H.L. Clark, 1916 represented as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPteraster tetracanthus H.L. Clark, 1916 (alternate representation)
Subgenus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPteraster (Retaster) Perrier, 1878 represented as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPteraster Müller & Troschel, 1842 (alternate representation)
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPteraster (Retaster) capensis Gray, 1847 represented as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPteraster capensis Gray, 1847 (alternate representation)
» Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPteraster (Retaster) corynetes Fisher, 1916 represented as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPteraster corynetes Fisher, 1916 (alternate representation)
» Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPteraster (Retaster) diaphanus (Ludwig, 1905) represented as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPteraster diaphanus (Ludwig, 1905) (alternate representation)
» Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPteraster (Retaster) gibber Sladen, 1882 represented as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPteraster gibber (Sladen, 1882) (alternate representation)
» Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPteraster (Retaster) gracilis H.L. Clark, 1901 represented as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPteraster gracilis H.L. Clark, 1901 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPteraster tesselatus Ives, 1888 (alternate representation)
» Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPteraster (Retaster) multiporus H.L. Clark, 1908 represented as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPteraster multiporus H.L. Clark, 1908 (alternate representation)
» Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPteraster (Retaster) obscurus (Perrier, 1891) represented as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPteraster obscurus (Perrier, 1891) (alternate representation)
» Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPteraster (Retaster) pulvillus M. Sars, 1861 represented as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPteraster pulvillus (M. Sars, 1861) (alternate representation)
» Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPteraster (Retaster) temnochiton Fisher, 1910 represented as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPteraster temnochiton Fisher, 1910 (alternate representation)

Subgenus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPteraster (Temnaster) Verrill, 1894 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPteraster Müller & Troschel, 1842
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPteraster (Temnaster) hexactis Verrill, 1894 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPteraster obscurus (Perrier, 1891)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPteraster aculeatus Koehler, 1920 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPteraster affinis Smith, 1876
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPteraster affinis A.M. Clark, 1952 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPteraster flabellifer Mortensen, 1933
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPteraster alveolatus Cherbonnier & Sibuet, 1973 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPteraster abyssorum (Verrill, 1895)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPteraster aporus Ludwig, 1886 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPteraster militaris (O.F. Müller, 1776)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPteraster argentinus Bernasconi, 1935 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPteraster affinis lebruni Perrier, 1891
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPteraster brachiatus Koehler, 1917 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPteraster affinis Smith, 1876
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPteraster caribbaeus Verrill, 1915 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPteraster militarioides H.L. Clark, 1941
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPteraster cribrosus von Martens, 1867 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEuretaster cribrosus (von Martens, 1867)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPteraster gibber A.M. Clark, 1952 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPteraster capensis Gray, 1847
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPteraster glomus Hayashi, 1940 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPteraster tesselatus glomus Hayashi, 1940
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPteraster gracilis H.L. Clark, 1901 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPteraster tesselatus Ives, 1888
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPteraster hebes Verrill, 1909 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPteraster tesselatus Ives, 1888
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPteraster hexactis Verrill, 1894 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPteraster obscurus (Perrier, 1891)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPteraster hunteri Koehler, 1920 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPteraster stellifer hunteri (Koehler, 1920)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPteraster hunteri Koehler, 1923 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPteraster stellifer stellifer Sladen, 1882
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPteraster inflatus Hutton, 1872 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorStegnaster inflatus (Hutton, 1872)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPteraster ingouffi Perrier, 1891 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDiplopteraster verrucosus (Sladen, 1882)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPteraster japonicus Uchida, 1931 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPteraster tesselatus Ives, 1888
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPteraster lebruni Perrier, 1891 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPteraster affinis Smith, 1876
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPteraster marplatensis Bernasconi, 1935 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPteraster affinis Smith, 1876
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPteraster multipes M. Sars, 1866 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDiplopteraster multipes (M. Sars, 1866)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPteraster multispinus H.L. Clark, 1901 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPteraster tesselatus Ives, 1888
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPteraster myonotus Fisher, 1916 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPteraster obesus myonotus Fisher, 1916
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPteraster ornatus Smirnov, 1982 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPteraster obscurus ornatus Smirnov, 1982
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPteraster reductus Koehler, 1907 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPteraster personatus Sladen, 1891
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPteraster reticulatus Verrill, 1909 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPteraster tesselatus Ives, 1888
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPteraster semireticulatus Sladen, 1882 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDiplopteraster semireticulatus (Sladen, 1882)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPteraster sordidus Perrier, 1894 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPteraster personatus Sladen, 1891
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPteraster stoibe H.L. Clark, 1941 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPteraster militarioides stoibe H.L. Clark, 1941
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPteraster tenuissimus (Bernasconi, 1966) accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCalyptraster tenuissimus Bernasconi, 1966
Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Fossil range recent only
Distribution 
From editor or global species database
Arctic Ocean
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorArctic Ocean [details]
Southern Ocean
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSouthern Ocean [details]
From other sources
South Africa
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSouth Africa (country) [details]

Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank  
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
Notes 
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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorStatus The status of the subgenera proposed by Fisher (1940) needs reassessment. A.M. Clark (1989: 205) treats the absence of webbing on the oral spines as of supraspecific weight but Downey (1992) does not agree and treats Pteraster stoibe H.L. Clark (1941) without webbing, as a subspecies of P. militaroides, which does have webs linking the oral spines of each plate. Downey notes that the absence of webbing in the holotype of stoibe might be an artefact of preservation but in other species of Apterodon, this appears to be the natural condition.

As a compromise, rather then segregate the species listed as Pteraster (Retaster) and Pteraster (Apterodon) by Fisher (1940) or subsequently referred to these subgenera, all are included under the heading of Pteraster[details]

From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat Known from seamounts and knolls [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:123335
Taxonomic
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Date   action   by
2004-12-21 15:54:05Z  created  Hansson, Hans
2008-01-19 09:31:50Z  changed  Mah, Christopher
2008-10-25 03:22:57Z  changed  Mah, Christopher
  
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  Citation: Mah, C. (2014). Pteraster Müller & Troschel, 1842. In: Mah, C.L. (2014) World Asteroidea database. Accessed through: Mah, C.L. (2014) World Asteroidea database at http://www.marinespecies.org/asteroidea/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=123335 on 2014-09-02
  
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