WoRMS taxon details

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

125229  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:125229)

accepted
Subspecies
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Clark, A.M.; Downey, M.E. (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)
page(s): 440 [details]   
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTaxonomy Brun's premature rejection through the ICZN of...  
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...  
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]
Mah, C.; Hansson, H. (2009). Leptasterias (Leptasterias) muelleri celtica A.M. Clark in Clark & Downey, 1992. In: Mah, C.L. (2017). World Asteroidea database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/traits/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=125229 on 2017-12-12

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original description Clark, A.M.; Downey, M.E. (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)
page(s): 440 [details]   

original description  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterias hispida Pennant, 1777) Pennant, T. (1777). British Zoology. London 1777. 4th edition (4): 36 and pages 1-154, tab 24, fig 24., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/127011#page/5/mode/1up
page(s): 62 [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] 

additional source Hansson, H.G. (2001). Echinodermata, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). 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,. 50: pp. 336-351. (look up in IMIS[details]   

basis of record  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterias hispida Pennant, 1777) Hansson, H.G. (2001). Echinodermata, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). 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,. 50: pp. 336-351. (look up in IMIS[details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien 
 

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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]
 

Feeding Type
omnivore [details]
predator [details]
scavenger [details]