WoRMS taxon details

Pteraster affinis Smith, 1876

To MNHN Type collection (IE-2014-267)
To MNHN Type collec...

172780  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:172780)

accepted
Species
Pteraster brachiatus Koehler, 1917 (Synonym according to A.M. Clark (1962))
Pteraster marplatensis Bernasconi, 1935 (Synonym according to A.M. Clark (1962) & confirmed by Bernasconi (1964).)
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Smith, E. A. (1876). Descriptions of species of Asteridae and Ophiuridae from Kerguelen Islands. <em>Annals and Magazine of Natural History.</em> 4th series,vol.17: 105-113., available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/19267007
page(s): 108 [details]   
Type locality contained in Baie de l'Observatoire  
type locality contained in Baie de l'Observatoire [details]
Note Observatory bay, Kerhuelen.  
Type locality Observatory bay, Kerhuelen. [details]
Taxonomy Guille (1974, 1975) states that all seven of hsi specimens from Kerguelen-the type locality of P. affinis-'correspond...  
Taxonomy Guille (1974, 1975) states that all seven of hsi specimens from Kerguelen-the type locality of P. affinis-'correspond perfectly with the descriptions of Perrier and Fisher' (of P. lebruni from the Falkland/Magellan region) but inexplicably uses the subspecific name affinis lebruni rather than treating lebruni as a synonym of affinis, as this conclusion merits.

Also, Downey in Clark & Downey (1992) doubts the distinctness of any subspecies, so the inference is that at least lebruni must be a synonym of affinis, not a subspecies. [details]
Mah, C.L. (2020). World Asteroidea Database. Pteraster affinis Smith, 1876. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=172780 on 2020-02-23
Date
action
by
2005-07-12 13:53:46Z
created
2008-01-19 09:31:50Z
changed

Creative Commons License The webpage text is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License


original description Smith, E. A. (1876). Descriptions of species of Asteridae and Ophiuridae from Kerguelen Islands. <em>Annals and Magazine of Natural History.</em> 4th series,vol.17: 105-113., available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/19267007
page(s): 108 [details]   

original description  (of Pteraster brachiatus Koehler, 1917) Koehler R. (1917). Échinodermes (astéries, ophiures et échinides) Recueillis par M. Rallier du Baty, aux îles Kerguelen, en 1913-1914. <em>Annales de l'Institut océanographique.</em> 7(8): 87pp., available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/45381490
page(s): 49 [details]   

original description  (of Pteraster aculeatus Koehler, 1920) Koehler, R. (1920). Echinodermata: Asteroidea. Scientific Reports of the Australiasian Antarctic Expedition C8: 1-308. , available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/162113
page(s): 168 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

original description  (of Pteraster marplatensis Bernasconi, 1935) Bernasconi, I. (1935). Dos nuevas especies de <i>Pteraster</i> en la Argentina. <em>Physis.</em> 11: 482-483.
page(s): 482 [details]   

context source (Deepsea) Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO. The Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS), available online at http://www.iobis.org/ [details]   

basis of record Clarke, A.; Johnston, N.M. (2003). Antarctic marine benthic diversity. <i>Oceanography and Marine Biology: an Annual Review</i>. 41: 47-114. (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Clark, A.M. & Courtman-Stock, J. (1976). The echinoderms of southern Africa. Publ. No. 766. British Museum (Nat. Hist), London. 277 pp. [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

From editor or global species database
Taxonomy Guille (1974, 1975) states that all seven of hsi specimens from Kerguelen-the type locality of P. affinis-'correspond perfectly with the descriptions of Perrier and Fisher' (of P. lebruni from the Falkland/Magellan region) but inexplicably uses the subspecific name affinis lebruni rather than treating lebruni as a synonym of affinis, as this conclusion merits.

Also, Downey in Clark & Downey (1992) doubts the distinctness of any subspecies, so the inference is that at least lebruni must be a synonym of affinis, not a subspecies. [details]

From other sources
Type locality Observatory bay, Kerhuelen. [details]
 

To CSIRO Marine Invertebrate Image Collection (MIIC-03326): Pteraster affinis Smith, 1876
To CSIRO Marine Inv...
[hosted externally]

To CSIRO Marine Invertebrate Image Collection (MIIC-03327): Pteraster affinis Smith, 1876
To CSIRO Marine Inv...
[hosted externally]

To CSIRO Marine Invertebrate Image Collection (MIIC-06485): Pteraster affinis Smith, 1876
To CSIRO Marine Inv...
[hosted externally]

To CSIRO Marine Invertebrate Image Collection (MIIC-06486): Pteraster affinis Smith, 1876
To CSIRO Marine Inv...
[hosted externally]

To MNHN Type collection (IE-2014-267)
To MNHN Type collec...
[hosted externally; from synonym]

To NMNH Extant Collection (Pteraster affinis (1) 1116272)
To NMNH Extant Coll...
[hosted externally]

To NMNH Extant Collection (Pteraster affinis (2) 1116272)
To NMNH Extant Coll...
[hosted externally]