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Rowe, F.W.E. (1977). A new family of Asteroidea (Echinodermata) with the description of five new species and one new species of Asterodiscides. Records of the Australian Museum. 31(5): 187-233.
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Rowe, F.W.E.
1977
A new family of Asteroidea (Echinodermata) with the description of five new species and one new species of <i>Asterodiscides</i>.
Records of the Australian Museum
31(5): 187-233.
Publication
The genera Asterodiscides A. M. Clark, Paulia Gray and Amphiaster Verrill are compared and assigned to a new family. The relationship between Paulia and Pauliella is discussed. Five new species and one new subspecies are described for the genus Asterodiscides with the holotype of the type-species, Asterodiscus elegans Gray, being fully described for the first time. Asterodiscus hiroi Hayashi is considered to be conspecific with A. helenotus (Fisher) and two juvenile specimens of the species are described. Examination of many juvenile specimens has allowed an assessment to be made of the relative constancy of form of the various structural elements used in determining specific limits within the family. A key is given to the genera and species of the family.
Fauna and Flora, Faunistic inventories, Checklists, Catalogues
Systematics, Taxonomy
Zoogeography, Biogeography (generalities), Geographic distribution
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Asterodiscides belli Rowe, 1977 (original description)
Asterodiscides culcitulus Rowe, 1977 (original description)
Asterodiscides elegans belli Rowe, 1977 accepted as Asterodiscides belli Rowe, 1977 (original description)
Asterodiscides grayi Rowe, 1977 (original description)
Asterodiscides lacrimulus Rowe, 1977 (original description)
Asterodiscides pinguiculus Rowe, 1977 (original description)
Asterodiscides tessellatus Rowe, 1977 (original description)
Asterodiscididae Rowe, 1977 (original description)
Asterodiscididae Rowe, 1977 (identification resource)
Euapta godeffroyi (Semper, 1868) (additional source)
Kermadec Islands for Asterodiscides grayi Rowe, 1977 
Moreton Bay for Asterodiscides grayi Rowe, 1977 
Norfolk Island for Asterodiscides grayi Rowe, 1977 
Socotra for Asterodiscides lacrimulus Rowe, 1977 
West Australia for Asterodiscides culcitulus Rowe, 1977 
Western Australia (state) for Asterodiscides pinguiculus Rowe, 1977 
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Specimens of A. elegans reported from East Africa (Macnae and Kalk, 1969; Clark, 1974) and Ceylon (James, 1969) should ... [details]

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Syntype Zoologisches Museum für Hamburg, Hamburg (Germany) E. 2950. Type locality: Samoa (Rowe & Gates, 1995). [details]

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