WoRMS taxon details

Acanthaster Gervais, 1841

205212  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:205212)

accepted
Genus
Echinities Müller & Troschel, 1844 (A junior homonym of Echinites Gesner 1758; Leske 1778 (Echiniodea) according to Sladen (1889))
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Gervais, P. (1841). Astérie. Pp. 461-481 in: "Plusieurs professeurs du Jardin du Roi" (eds) (1840-1841) Dictionnaire des sciences naturelles dans lequel on traite méthodiquement des différents êtres de la nature, ...; suivi d'une biographie des plus célèbres naturalistes. Supplément. Tome I. viii+527 pp., 20 pls. Ch. Pitoit, Paris., available online at https://play.google.com/books/reader?id=xJQ5AAAAcAAJ&printsec=frontcover&output=reader&hl=en&pg=GBS.PP11
page(s): 474 [details]   
Description The members of the genus are confined to tropical seas where they inhabit coral reefs, usually in the littoral zone, while...  
Description The members of the genus are confined to tropical seas where they inhabit coral reefs, usually in the littoral zone, while A. brevispinus has been recorded from somewhat deeper water. They feed on coral polyps. Occur throughout the Indo-Pacific region (Grindley, 1963). [details]
Mah, C.L. (2018). World Asteroidea Database. Acanthaster Gervais, 1841. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=205212 on 2018-02-20
Date
action
by
1999-09-04 22:25:11Z
created
2000-10-01 17:04:30Z
changed
2006-09-04 06:53:11Z
changed
Martinez, Olga
2008-12-07 14:43:37Z
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original description Gervais, P. (1841). Astérie. Pp. 461-481 in: "Plusieurs professeurs du Jardin du Roi" (eds) (1840-1841) Dictionnaire des sciences naturelles dans lequel on traite méthodiquement des différents êtres de la nature, ...; suivi d'une biographie des plus célèbres naturalistes. Supplément. Tome I. viii+527 pp., 20 pls. Ch. Pitoit, Paris., available online at https://play.google.com/books/reader?id=xJQ5AAAAcAAJ&printsec=frontcover&output=reader&hl=en&pg=GBS.PP11
page(s): 474 [details]   

original description  (ofEchinaster Gray, 1840) Gray, J. E. (1840). XXXII. A synopsis of the genera and species of the class Hypostoma (Asterias, Linnaeus). Annals of the Magazine of Natural History. 6: 275-290., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/2336044#page/309/mode/1up
page(s): 281 [details]   

basis of record Clark, A.M. (1993). An index of names of recent Asteroidea, part 2: Valvatida, in: Jangoux, M.; Lawrence, J.M. (Ed.) (1993). Echinoderm Studies, 4: pp. 187-366 (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Nomenclator Zoologicus Online. , available online at http://uio.mbl.edu/NomenclatorZoologicus/ [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien 
 

From other sources
Description The members of the genus are confined to tropical seas where they inhabit coral reefs, usually in the littoral zone, while A. brevispinus has been recorded from somewhat deeper water. They feed on coral polyps. Occur throughout the Indo-Pacific region (Grindley, 1963). [details]

Remark Type species: Acanthaster echinus Gervais, 1841 (=Asterias planci Linnaeus, 1758) by monotypy (Rowe & Gates, 1995). [details]
 



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Japanese オニヒトデ  [details]