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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAstropecten polyacanthus Müller & Troschel, 1842 
AphiaID: 213245

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 editorValvatacea > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPaxillosida > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAstropectinidae > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAstropecten
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAstropecten Gray, 1840
Synonymised
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  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterias aranciaca Audouin, 1826 (synonym according to Doderlein (1917))
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAstropecten armatus Müller & Troschel, 1842 (non A. armatus (Gray 1840)= A. polyacanthus Muller & Troschel, 1842 according to Perrier (1875))
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAstropecten burbonica Döderlein, 1917 (A variety of A. polyacanthus Muller & Troschel, 1842)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAstropecten chinensis Grube, 1866 (Synonym according to Sladen (1889))
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAstropecten edwardsi Verrill, 1870 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAstropecten ensifer Grube, 1865 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAstropecten hystrix Müller & Troschel, 1842
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAstropecten samoensis Perrier, 1869 (A variety according to Doderlein (1917))
Sources  basis of record Clark, A.M. and F.W.E. Rowe. (1971). Monograph of Shallow-water Indo-West Pacific Echinoderms. Trustees of the British Museum (Natural History): London. x + 238 p. + 30 pls., available online at http://www.abctaxa.be/downloads/additional-information-volume-1/works-famous-holothuroid-workers/fwe-rowe/MonographIndoWestPacific.pdf [details]

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 Subspecies Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAstropecten polyacanthus phragmorus Fisher, 1913
Subspecies Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAstropecten polyacanthus polyacanthus Müller & Troschel, 1842
Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Fossil range recent only
Distribution 
From editor or global species database
Mozambique
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMozambique [details]
New Zealand
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorKermadec Islands [details]
North Pacific Ocean
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHawaiian Islands [details]
Persian Gulf
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorIranian part of the Persian Gulf [details]
(no group)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNew Caledonia [details]
From other sources
Indian Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorAldabra [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorChagos [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMascarene Basin [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorWest Indian Ocean [details]
Kenya
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorKenya [details]
Mozambique
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMozambique [details]
Red Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorRed Sea [details]
Republic of Mauritius
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorCargados Carajos [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMauritius [details]
Seychelles
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSeychelles [details]
Tanzania
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTanzania [details]
(no group)
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEastern Africa & Madagascar [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNew Zealand Exclusive Economic Zone [details]

Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Antarctic Invertebrates 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Barcode of Life (3 barcodes) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (62 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (40 nucleotides; 35 proteins) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo USNM Invertebrate Zoology Echinodermata Collection 
Notes 
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Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Coulour in life: paxillae vary from cream through grey-green to brown, usually with darker patterning variable in extent and form, periphery is generally white but may darken distally, occasional, or groups of, supero marginal spines may be dark brown basally, white and fawn odorally (Humphreys, 1981).
Also distributed in SE Arabia, Persian Gulf, Maldive area, Ceylon, Bay of Bengal, East Indies, north Australia, Philippine, China, south Japan, South Pacific Is. and Hawaiian Is. (Clark & Rowe, 1971); Australia (Rowe & Gates, 1995).
Ecology: benthic, inshore, continental shelf. General distribution: tropical, Indo-Pacific Ocean, depth range 0-185 m. (Rowe & Gates, 1995). [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorRemark Syntypes (probable) in Museum für Naturkunde an der Universität Humbolt zu Berlin, Berlin (Germany) and Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris (France). Type locality: Red Sea (Rowe & Gates, 1995). [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:213245
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
1997-02-03 23:00:00Z  created  Vanden Berghe, Edward
2000-09-25 12:31:29Z  changed  Garcia, Maria
2008-01-21 08:09:52Z  changed  Mah, Christopher
  
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  Citation: Mah, C. (2014). Astropecten polyacanthus 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=213245 on 2014-09-30
  
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