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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterias rubens Linnaeus, 1758 
AphiaID: 123776

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 editorForcipulatacea (Superorder) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorForcipulatida (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsteriidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterias (Genus)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Typetaxon of  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterias Linnaeus, 1758
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterias Linnaeus, 1758
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsteracanthion distichum Brandt, 1851
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsteracanthion rubens Müller & Troschel, 1842
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsteracanthion violaceus Müller & Troschel, 1842 (Synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterias attenuata Bell, 1891
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterias clathrata Pennant, 1777 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterias disticha Sladen, 1889 (Synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterias fabricii Perrier, 1875 (Synonym according to Verrill (1895))
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterias gigantea Bell, 1891
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterias glacialis Pennant, 1777 (Synonym according to Sladen (1889))
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterias holsatica Retzius, 1805 (Synonym according to Sladen (1889))
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterias minuta Linnaeus, 1761 (synonym according to Madsen (1987))
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterias murrayi Bell, 1891 (synonym according to Mortensen (1927))
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterias pallida Perrier, 1875
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterias rubens violacea O.F. Müller, 1776 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterias spinosa Say, 1825 (synonym according to Downey in Clark & Downey (1992))
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterias stimpsoni Verrill, 1866
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterias violacea O.F. Mueller, 1788 (Synonym according to Fisher (1930))
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterias vulgaris Verrill, 1866 (synonym according to Downey in Clark & Downey (1992))
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorStellonia rubens Nardo, 1834
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorUraster rubens Forbes, 1841
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorUraster violaceus Forbes, 1841 (Synonym according to Fisher (1930))
Sources  original description Linnaeus, C. (1758). Systema Naturae per regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. Editio decima, reformata. Laurentius Salvius: Holmiae. ii, 824 pp., available online at http://gdz.sub.uni-goettingen.de/no_cache/dms/load/toc/?IDDOC=265100 [details]

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Vernacular
Names
 
Language   Name 
Dutch Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorzeesterUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorgewone zeester  [details]
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorcommon starfishUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorcommon sea star  [details]
Finnish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorPunameritähti  [details]
French Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorétoile de mer communeUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorétoile de merUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorastérie boréale communeUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorastérie  [details]
German Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorgemeiner Seestern  [details]
Spanish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorestrella de mar  [details]
Swedish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorvanlig sjöstjärna  [details]
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taxa (2)

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Variety Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterias rubens var. migratum Sladen, 1878 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterias amurensis Lutken, 1871
Subspecies Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterias rubens violacea O.F. Müller, 1776 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterias rubens Linnaeus, 1758
Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Fossil range recent only
Distribution 
From regional or thematic species database
Black Sea
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorTurkish part of the Black Sea (introduced: alien[details]
Turkey
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorTurkey (introduced: alien[details]
From other sources
Arctic Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorArctic Ocean [details]
Bay of Biscay
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorBay of Biscay [details]
Belgium
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDe Haan [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorOostduinkerke [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorOostende [details]
Canada
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSaguenay Fjord [details]
France
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorCalais [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorWimereux [details]
Gulf of Mexico
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGulf of Mexico [details]
Gulf of Saint Lawrence
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGulf of St. Lawrence [details]
Kattegat
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorKattegat [details]
Labrador Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorLabrador Basin [details]
Mexico
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorYucatan [details]
Netherlands
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGrevelingen [details]
North Atlantic Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorIrish Exclusive economic Zone [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNewfoundland Basin [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNorth American Basin [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNorth East Atlantic [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNorth West Atlantic [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorRockall Trough [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorUnited Kingdom Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorUnited States part of the North Atlantic Ocean [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorWest European Basin [details]
North Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorBelgian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorBirkenfels (shipwreck) [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDutch Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNorth Sea [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorOosterschelde [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorVoordelta [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorWesterschelde [details]
Norway
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNorway [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTrondheim [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorWest Coast of Norway  [details]
Portugal
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorPortugal [details]
Sargasso Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSargasso Sea [details]
United Kingdom
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorBritish Isles [details]
United States
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorCape Cod [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorCape Hatteras [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorFlorida [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSouth Carolina [details]
White Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorWhite Sea [details]
(no group)
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorAfrica [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorFrench Exclusive Economic Zone [Atlantic part] [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGreenland [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorIcelandic Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMoroccan Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSwedish Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorWest Africa [details]
Feedingtype  predator [details]
Host of  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPseudanthessius dubius Sars G.O., 1918 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScottomyzon gibberum (T. & A. Scott, 1894) (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorBIOTIC 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEncyclopedia of Marine Life of Britain and Ireland 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMarine Life Information Network - UK 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Barcode of Life (53 barcodes) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (552 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Dyntaxa 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo PESI 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
Notes 
From regional or thematic species database
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species impact in Turkey (Nation) : Loss of aquaculture/commercial/recreational harvest or gain [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species impact in Turkish part of the Black Sea (Marine Region) : Outcompetes native species for resources and/or space [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species vector dispersal in Turkish part of the Black Sea (Marine Region) : Shipping [details]

From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorBreeding Planktonic bipinnaria and brachilaria larva. Summer [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Labrador to Cape Hatteras  [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Lower shore to more than 200 m depth, on rock gravel and sand; very common all round the British Isles [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Not recorded for Mediterranean [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat intertidal, infralittoral and circalittoral of the Gulf and estuary [details]
ImagesChecked: verified by a taxonomic editor 
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LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:123776
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
2004-12-21 15:54:05Z  created  Hansson, Hans
2009-01-04 05:20:04Z  changed  Mah, Christopher
2011-09-27 16:38:31Z  changed  Mah, Christopher
  
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  Citation: Mah, C. (2014). Asterias rubens. 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=123776 on 2014-09-15
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