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Radiasteridae Fisher, 1916

123131  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:123131)

accepted
Family
Genus Radiaster Perrier, 1881

Genus Mimaster Sladen, 1882 accepted as Radiaster Perrier, 1881 (synonym according to Fisher (1916))
Subfamily Priamasterinae Fisher, 1917 accepted as Astropectinidae Gray, 1840 (via synonymy of Priamaster, which is synonym of Leptychaster (Astropectinidae). Synonym of Astropectinidae)
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Fisher, W.K. (1916). Notes on the systematic position of certain genera and higher groups of starfishes. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 29: 1-6., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/3336474
page(s): 4 [details]   
Mah, C.L. (2019). World Asteroidea Database. Radiasteridae Fisher, 1916. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=123131 on 2019-11-13
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original description Fisher, W.K. (1916). Notes on the systematic position of certain genera and higher groups of starfishes. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 29: 1-6., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/3336474
page(s): 4 [details]   

original description  (of Mimasteridae Verrill, 1914) Verrill, A.E. (1914). Monograph of the shallow-water starfishes of the North Pacific coast from the Arctic Ocean to California. Harriman Alaska series: US National Museum 14: 1-408 pp., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/20755223
page(s): 282 [details]   

original description  (of Mimasterinae Sladen, 1889) Sladen, W.P. (1889). Report on the Asteroidea. <em>Report on the Scientific Results of the Voyage of H.M.S. Challenger during the years 1873–1876. Zoology.</em> 30 (part 51): xlii + 893 pages, 118 plates., available online at http://www.19thcenturyscience.org/HMSC/HMSC-Reports/Zool-51/README.htm
page(s): 331 [details]   

basis of record Hansson, H.G. (2001). Echinodermata, <B><I>in</I></B>: Costello, M.J. <i>et al.</i> (Ed.) (2001). <i>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,</i>. 50: pp. 336-351. (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Clark, A.M.; Downey, M.E. (1992). Starfishes of the Atlantic. <i>Chapman & Hall Identification Guides</i>, 3. Chapman & Hall. London, UK. ISBN 0-412-43280-3. xxvi, 794 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Hansson, H. (2004). North East Atlantic Taxa (NEAT): Nematoda. Internet pdf Ed. Aug 1998., available online at http://www.tmbl.gu.se/libdb/taxon/taxa.html [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
 
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Synonymy  The older family group-name Mimasteridae is invalid since Mimaster Sladen, 1882 is a junior synonym of Radiaster Perrier, 1881.
The systematic position of this family and the genera which have referred to it have been in an almost continual state of flux, since it seems to have been a dumping ground for taxa of uncertain affinites. Affinities for one or another of the included genera or for the family with the Solasteridae, Goniasteridae, Astropectinidae, Odontasteridae and Ganeriidae have been suggested. The most recent position (Blake, 1987) is allied to the Astropectindiae in the order Paxillosida.
Gephyreaster has recently been transferred to the Goniasteridae by Blake (1987). [details]