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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLeptasterias (Hexasterias) polaris (Müller & Troschel, 1842) 
AphiaID: 125154

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 editorLeptasterias (Genus) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLeptasterias (Hexasterias) (Subgenus)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLeptasterias (Hexasterias) Fisher, 1930
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsteracanthion katherinae Müller & Troschel, 1842 (A subspecies according to Fisher (1930))
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsteracanthion polaris Müller & Troschel, 1842
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterias acervata Stimpson, 1862 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterias borealis Perrier, 1875 (synonym according to Verrill (1895))
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterias minuta Fabricius, 1780 (synonym according to Madsen (1987))
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLeptasterias bartletti A.H. Clark, 1940 (Synonym according to Grainger (1966: 50))
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLeptasterias polaris (Müller & Troschel, 1842)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPisaster grayi Verrill, 1914 (Synonym according to Fisher (1930))
Sources  basis of record Clark, A.M. and M.E. Downey. (1992). Starfishes of the Atlantic. Chapman & Hall Identification Guides, 3. Chapman & Hall: London, UK. ISBN 0-412-43280-3. xxvi, 794 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]

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Vernacular
Names
 
Language   Name 
French Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorgrande astérie polaire  [details]
Direct child
taxa (5)

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 Subspecies Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLeptasterias (Hexasterias) polaris acervata (Stimpson, 1862)
Subspecies Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLeptasterias (Hexasterias) polaris katherinae (Gray, 1840)
Subspecies Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLeptasterias (Hexasterias) polaris polaris (Müller & Troschel, 1842)
Subspecies Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLeptasterias (Hexasterias) polaris polymorpha Djakonov, 1938
Subspecies Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLeptasterias (Hexasterias) polaris ushakovi Djakonov, 1938
Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Fossil range recent only
Distribution 
From other sources
Canada
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSaguenay Fjord [details]
Davis Strait
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDavis Strait [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Gulf of Saint Lawrence
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGulf of St. Lawrence [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorManicouagan [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSt. Lawrence Estuary [details]
Hudson Strait
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHudson Strait [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
North Atlantic Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorAzores [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorAzores Exclusive Economic Zone [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEuropean waters (ERMS scope) [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGulf of Maine [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNorth West Atlantic [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorUnited States part of the North Atlantic Ocean [details]
(no group)
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorCanadian Exclusive Economic Zone [Arctic part] [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorCircumboreal [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorFAO fishing area 18 [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorFAO fishing area 21 [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Antarctic Invertebrates 
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 USNM Invertebrate Zoology Echinodermata Collection 
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Leptasterias polaris
Leptasterias polaris
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LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:125154
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
2004-12-21 15:54:05Z  created  Hansson, Hans
2008-10-26 13:36:06Z  changed  Mah, Christopher
  
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  Citation: Mah, C. (2014). Leptasterias (Hexasterias) polaris (Müller & Troschel, 1842). 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=125154 on 2014-09-19
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