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Astropecten (Astropus) Gray, 1840

380333  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:380333)

 unaccepted (Synonym)
Subgenus
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Gray, J.E. (1840). XXII. A synopsis of the genera and species of the class Hypostoma (Asterias, Linnaeus). <em>Annals and Magazine of Natural History.</em> 6: 175-184., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/19590#page/207/mode/1up
page(s): 182 [details]   
Mah, C.L. (2018). World Asteroidea Database. Astropecten (Astropus) Gray, 1840. Accessed at: http://www.marinespecies.org/asteroidea/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=380333 on 2019-05-22
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original description Gray, J.E. (1840). XXII. A synopsis of the genera and species of the class Hypostoma (Asterias, Linnaeus). <em>Annals and Magazine of Natural History.</em> 6: 175-184., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/19590#page/207/mode/1up
page(s): 182 [details]   
From editor or global species database
Synonymy Assumed to be Chaetaster longipes (Retzius, 1805)(Chaetasteridae) by Doderlein (1917), making Astropus a synonym of Chaetaster. However, A.M. Clark 1989: 272 indicates that from descirption and type locality Mauritius, far more like to be conspecific with Archaster mauritianus von Martens 1866 and A. lorioli Sukarno & Jangoux 1977 (Archasteridae) [details]
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