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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPatiriella exigua (Lamarck, 1816) 
AphiaID: 177974

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 editorValvatacea (Superorder) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorValvatida (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterinidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPatiriella (Genus)
Status Unaccepted: synonym, or anything that is not accepted unaccepted
Accepted name  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorParvulastra exigua (Lamarck, 1816)
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPatiriella Verrill, 1913
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterias exigua Lamarck, 1816
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterias minuta de Blainville, 1834 (Synonym according to Sladen (1889))
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterina exigua (Lamarck, 1816)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsteriscus kraussi (Gray, 1840) (synonym of Asterina (=Patiriella) exigua according to Sladen (1889))
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
Angola
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSouth Angola [details]
Australia
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSouth Australia (state) [details]
Indian Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorChagos [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSouth Indian Ocean [details]
Mozambique
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMozambique [details]
South Africa
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSouth Africa (country) [details]
South Atlantic Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSt. Helena [details]
Southern Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorFalse Bay [details]
(no group)
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorAscension [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEastern Africa & Madagascar [details]
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (17 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo USNM Invertebrate Zoology Echinodermata Collection 
Notes 
From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Also distributed in Admiralty Islands, Seleo Island (Clark, 1954); Bay of Bengal, East Indies, north Australia, Philippine, China, south Japan and South Pacific Is. (Clark & Rowe, 1971); Australia (Rowe & Gates, 1995).
General distribution: temperate, discontinuous (South Africa, St. Paul Group), littoral waters (Rowe & Gates, 1995); from St. Helenain the South Atlantic, South Africa, stopping in southern Mozambique but occurring again in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, in the Pacific islands and on the entire east coast of Australia, but not on the north or the south-west coast (Clark & Rowe, 1971).
According to Clark & Rowe (1971), all records (Müller & Troschel, 1842) from the Red Sea are probably erroneous; Dartnall (personal communication to Clark & Rowe) believes that more than one specie is represented in the remaining records, which may account for the apparently anomalous distribution.
Ecology: benthic, inshore (Rowe & Gates, 1995). [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorType locality Type locality: False Bay, South Africa. Neotype in Transvaal Museum, Pretoria (South Africa) H508 (Rowe & Gates, 1995). [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:177974
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
2005-07-28 06:51:10Z  created  Braeckman, Ulrike
2008-12-10 02:34:30Z  changed  Mah, Christopher
2012-03-06 23:38:39Z  changed  Mah, Christopher
  
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  Citation: Mah, C. (2014). Patiriella exigua (Lamarck, 1816). 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=177974 on 2014-09-30
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