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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLeptasterias (Leptasterias) muelleri celtica A.M. Clark in Clark & Downey, 1992 
AphiaID: 125229

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 (Leptasterias) (Subgenus) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLeptasterias (Leptasterias) muelleri (Species) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLeptasterias (Leptasterias) muelleri celtica (Subspecies)
Status accepted
Rank Subspecies
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLeptasterias (Leptasterias) muelleri (M. Sars, 1846)
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterias hispida Pennant, 1777 (synonym)
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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Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Fossil range recent only
Distribution 
From other sources
Celtic Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorCeltic Sea [details]
Ireland
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorIreland [details]
Kattegat
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorKattegat [details]
North Atlantic Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEuropean waters (ERMS scope) [details]
Norway
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNorway [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTrondheim [details]
United Kingdom
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorBritish Isles [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorScotland [details]
Feedingtypes  omnivore [details]
predator [details]
scavenger [details]
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo PESI 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo USNM Invertebrate Zoology Echinodermata Collection 
Notes 
From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTaxonomy Brun's premature rejection through the ICZN of the name Asterias hispida Pennant 1777 necessitated a new name for British specimens beleived by A.M. Clark to be subspecifically distinct from L. muelleri (M. Sars) of Scandinavia. [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTaxonomy Clark & Downey (1992) distinguish two subspecies: L. muelleri muelleri has stouter arms and longer spines and occurs from Norway to the Shetlands; L. muelleri celtica has slightly tapering arms, shorter and rougher spines, and has been found in eastern Scotland and Northern Ireland. [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:125229
Taxonomic
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Date   action   by
2004-12-21 15:54:05Z  created  Hansson, Hans
2009-01-30 03:03:03Z  changed  Mah, Christopher
  
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  Citation: Mah, C. (2014). Leptasterias (Leptasterias) muelleri celtica A.M. Clark in Clark & Downey, 1992. 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=125229 on 2014-12-25
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