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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMyxasteridae Perrier, 1885 
AphiaID: 123141

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEchinodermata (Phylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterozoa (Subphylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsteroidea (Class) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorVelatida (Order)
Status accepted
Rank Family
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorVelatida
Synonymised
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  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMyxasterinae Spencer & Wright, 1966
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPythonasteridae Perrier, 1893
Sources 
identification resource Mah CL, Mercier A, Hamel J-P, and Nizinski M. (2012) Distribution Data and Taxonomic Notes on Atlantic Myxasteridae. Zootaxa 3572: 55-62., available online at http://mapress.com/zootaxa/2012/f/z03572p062f.pdf [details]

identification resource Downey, M.E. (1979). Pythonaster pacificus n. sp., a new starfish of the family Myxasteridae (Echinodermata: Asteroidea). Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 92: 70-74., available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/35513777 [details]

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 Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsthenactis Fisher, 1906
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMyxaster Perrier, 1885
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPythonaster Sladen in Thomson & Murray, 1885
Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Fossil range recent only
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:123141
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2004-12-21 15:54:05Z  created  db_admin
2008-01-19 09:31:50Z  changed  Mah, Christopher
  
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  Citation: Mah, C. (2014). Myxasteridae Perrier, 1885. In: Mah, C.L. (2014) World Asteroidea database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=123141 on 2014-10-01
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