WoRMS name details

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterinopsis Verrill, 1913

177958  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:177958)

nomen dubium (Type species is lost/not described)
Genus

Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterinopsis penicillaris (Lamarck, 1816) (nomen dubium, Type could not be found, reliable images/descriptions unavailable.See O'loughlin and Waters (2004) for summary)

Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterinopsis lymani (Perrier, 1881) accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterinides pilosa (Perrier, 1881) (Referred to synonymy by Clark and Downey (1992) and summarized by O'Loughlin & Waters (2004))
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterinopsis pedicellaris (Fisher, 1913) accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNepanthia pedicellaris Fisher, 1913 (Returned to N. pedicellaris by O'Loughlin & Waters (2004))
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterinopsis pilosa (Perrier, 1881) accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterinides pilosa (Perrier, 1881) (Subsequent combination. Assigned to Asterinides by O'Loughlin & Waters (2004))
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterinopsis praetermissa Livingstone, 1933 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorParanepanthia praetermissa (Livingstone, 1933) accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorParanepanthia grandis (H.L. Clark, 1928) (Original designation)
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Verrill, A.E. (1913). Revision of the genera of starfishes of the sub-family Asterininae. American Journal of Science 35: 477–485., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/124903#page/509/mode/1up
page(s): 480 [details]   
Mah, C. (2014). Asterinopsis Verrill, 1913. In: Mah, C.L. (2017). World Asteroidea database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=177958 on 2017-12-17

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2005-07-28 06:51:10Z
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original description Verrill, A.E. (1913). Revision of the genera of starfishes of the sub-family Asterininae. American Journal of Science 35: 477–485., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/124903#page/509/mode/1up
page(s): 480 [details]   

basis of record 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[details]   
From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorValidity The name Asterinopsis is retained because the identity of the type species Asterias penicillaris Lamarck, 1816 is uncertain since no type material extant (Mortensen, 1933a) and the figure from Linck (1733, pl.34, no.57) might represent any short-rayed stellate asterinid with blunt arm tips. If current reorganization of the asteroid collection in the Paris Museum doesn't reveal Lamarck's type material of A. penicellaris, a new generic name would be desirable for these asterinids. [details]