WoRMS taxon details

Acanthasteridae

196202  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:196202)

accepted
Family
Genus Acanthaster Gervais, 1841
  » Species Acanthaster brevispinus Fisher, 1917
  » Species Acanthaster planci (Linnaeus, 1758)
  » Species Acanthaster solaris (Schreber, 1793)
  » Species Acanthaster echinites (Ellis & Solander, 1786) accepted as Acanthaster planci (Linnaeus, 1758) (synonym according to Verrill (1914))
  » Species Acanthaster echinus Gervais, 1841 accepted as Acanthaster planci (Linnaeus, 1758) (Synonym according to Fisher (1919))
  » Species Acanthaster ellisi (Gray, 1840) accepted as Acanthaster planci (Linnaeus, 1758)
  » Species Acanthaster mauritiensis de Loriol, 1885 accepted as Acanthaster planci (Linnaeus, 1758) (Synonym according to Madsen (1955))
  » Species Acanthaster pseudoplanci Caso, 1962 accepted as Acanthaster planci (Linnaeus, 1758)

Genus Echinities Müller & Troschel, 1844 accepted as Acanthaster Gervais, 1841 (A junior homonym of Echinites Gesner 1758; Leske 1778 (Echiniodea) according to Sladen (1889))
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent + fossil
Mah, C.L. (2018). World Asteroidea Database. Acanthasteridae. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=196202 on 2018-04-23
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2005-12-30 14:07:12Z
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2008-01-19 09:31:50Z
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original description  (ofAcanthasterinae Sladen, 1889) Sladen, W.P. (1889). Report on the Asteroidea. Report on the Scientific Results of the Voyage of H.M.S. Challenger during the years 1873-1876, Zoology. 30(51): xlii + 893 pages 118 plates., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/18948 [details]   

additional source Blake, D.B. (1979). The affinities and origins of the crown-of-thorns sea star Acanthaster Gervais. Journal of Natural History 13: 303-314. [details]   
 



LanguageName 
English crown of Thorns starfish  [details]
Japanese オニヒトデ  [details]