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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSclerasterias contorta (Perrier, 1881) 
AphiaID: 178804

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 editorSclerasterias (Genus)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSclerasterias Perrier, 1891
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterias angulosa Perrier, 1881
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterias contorta Perrier, 1881
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOrthasterias contorta (Perrier, 1881)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOrthasterias subangulosa Verrill, 1914
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSclerasterias subangulosa Fisher, 1928 (Synonym according to Fisher (1928) and Downey (1973))
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorStylasterias contorta (Perrier, 1881)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorStylasterias subangulosa Verrill, 1914 (Synonym according to Fisher (1928))
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
Bahamas
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorBahamas [details]
Caribbean Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorCaribbean Sea [details]
Gulf of Mexico
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGulf of Mexico [details]
Mexico
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorYucatan [details]
South Atlantic Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorCape Frio [details]
United States
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorFlorida [details]
Venezuela
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorVenezuela [details]
(no group)
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGuyanas [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorLesser Antilles [details]
Specimens  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSyntype [from synonym] MNHN EcAh 4634 [view taxon]
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSyntype [from synonym] MNHN EcAh 4635 [view taxon]
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Barcode of Life (1 barcode) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (1 publication) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (4 nucleotides; 2 proteins) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo USNM Invertebrate Zoology Echinodermata Collection 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:178804
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
2005-08-05 07:22:50Z  created  Aracina, Claudia
2008-12-26 05:08:28Z  changed  Mah, Christopher
  
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  Citation: Mah, C. (2014). Sclerasterias contorta (Perrier, 1881). 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=178804 on 2014-09-17
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