WoRMS taxon details

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLinckia laevigata (Linnaeus, 1758)

207610  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:207610)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNote unknown ('Mediterranean and ?Indian Seas")....  
From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorType locality unknown ('Mediterranean and ?Indian Seas"). Also recorded from 'Coin Peros' by Bell (1909) - locality can't be traced.
Type data: syntypes whereabouts undetermined (Rowe & Gates, 1995). [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Colour in life: uniformly blue, grey, pink,...  
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Colour in life: uniformly blue, grey, pink, purple or fawn. This contrasts with Pacific specimens from Palao examined by A.M. Clark where they were all shades of blue (Humphreys, 1981).
Also distributed in Marshall Islands, Gilbert Islands, Guam, Solomon Islands, New Caledonia (Clark, 1954); Maldive area, Ceylon bay of Bengal, East Indies, north Australia, Philippine, China, south Japan, South Pacific Is. and Hawaiian Is. (Clark & Rowe, 1971); Australia (Rowe & Gates (1995) and Kalk (1958)); Lakshadweep (India)(Sastry, 1991).
General distribution: tropical, Indo-Pacific Ocean, depth range 0-60 m. (Rowe & Gates (1995) and Kalk (1958)); East coast of Africa to Hawaiian Islands (Sastry, 1991).
Ecology: benthic, inshore, continental shelf, coral reefs (Rowe & Gates, 1995). [details]
Mah, C. (2008). Linckia laevigata (Linnaeus, 1758). In: Mah, C.L. (2017). World Asteroidea database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=207610 on 2017-12-12

Date
action
by
1997-02-03 23:00:00Z
created
2000-09-26 07:19:20Z
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Garcia, Maria
2008-10-22 04:26:17Z
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original description  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorLinckia typus Nardo, 1834) Nardo, J.D. (1834). De Asteriis. Isis von Oken. 1834: 716-717., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/87984#page/388/mode/1up
page(s): 717 [details]   

original description  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorLinckia browni 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): 285 [details]   

original description  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorLinckia crassa 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): 284 [details]   

original description  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorLinckia hondurae Domantay & Roxas, 1938) Domantay, J.S. and Roxas, H. A. (1938). The Littoral Asteroidea of Port Galera Bay and adjacent waters. Philippine Journal of Science. 65(3): 203-237, 17 plates.
page(s): 221 [details]   

original description  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorLinckia rosenbergi von Martens, 1866) Martens, E. von (1866). Ueber östasiatiche Echinodermen. I. Asteroiden (Fortsetzung). 3. Seesterne des indischen Archipels. II. Ophiuren. Archiv für Naturgeschichte 32:: 57-88; 133-189., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/31351#page/65/mode/1up [details]   

original description  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorLinckia suturalis von Martens, 1866) Martens, E. von (1866). Ueber östasiatiche Echinodermen. I. Asteroiden (Fortsetzung). 3. Seesterne des indischen Archipels. II. Ophiuren. Archiv für Naturgeschichte 32:: 57-88; 133-189., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/31351#page/65/mode/1up [details]   

original description  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphidiaster clathratus Grube, 1865) Grube, A.E. (1865). der Resultate seines Aufenthaltes auf der Insel Lussin. Jahres-Bericht der Schlesischen Gesellschaft für Vaterländische Cultur. 42: 47-54., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/46560306#page/61/mode/1up
page(s): 51 [details]   

original description  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphidiaster miliaris Müller & Troschel, 1842) Müller, J. and Troschel, F. H. (1842). System der Asteriden.1. Asteriae. 2. Ophiuridae. Vieweg: Braunschweig. xxx+134 pp. 12 pls., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/44159
page(s): 30 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

original description  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphidiaster propinquus Livingstone, 1932) Livingstone, A.A. (1932). Asteroidea. British Museum (Natural History) Scientific Reports / Great Barrier Reef Expedition 1928-29. 4(8): 241-265., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/49516829#page/301/mode/1up
page(s): 255 [details]   

original description  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorLinckia laevigata f. hondurae Domantay & Roxas, 1938) Domantay, J.S. and Roxas, H. A. (1938). The Littoral Asteroidea of Port Galera Bay and adjacent waters. Philippine Journal of Science. 65(3): 203-237, 17 plates.
page(s): 221 [details]   

basis of record Clark, A. M.; Rowe, F. W. E. (1971). Monograph of shallow-water indo-west Pacific Echinoderms. Trustees of the British Museum (Natural History). London. x + 238 p. + 30 pls., available online at http://www.abctaxa.be/downloads/additional-information-volume-1/works-famous-holothuroid-workers/fwe-rowe/MonographIndoWestPacific.pdf [details]   

additional source Ludwig, H. (1899). Echinodermen des Sansibargebietes. Abhandl. d. Senckenb. naturf. Ges., Bonn, Vol. 21(1): 537 - 563. (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Williams, S.T. (2000). Species boundaries in the starfish genus Linckia. Marine Biology 136: 137-148. [details]   

additional source Liu J.Y. [Ruiyu] (ed.). (2008). Checklist of marine biota of China seas. China Science Press. 1267 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

source of synonymy  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorLinckia miliaris (Muller & Troschel, 1840)) Jangoux, M. (1973). Les Astéries de lIle Inhaca (Mozambique)(Echinodermata, Asteroidea). I. les espèces récoltées et leur répartition géographique. KMMA Annalen Serie IN-8o - Zoologische wetenschappen Nr 208. 50 pp, 7 pl. [details]   

source of synonymy  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorLinckia miliaris (Muller & Troschel, 1840)) Clark, A.M. & Courtman-Stock, J. (1976). The echinoderms of southern Africa. Publ. No. 766. British Museum (Nat. Hist), London. 277 pp. [details]   

basis of record  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorLinckia typus Nardo, 1834) 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]   

new combination reference  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphidiaster laevigatus (Linnaeus, 1758)) Müller, J. and Troschel, F. H. (1842). System der Asteriden.1. Asteriae. 2. Ophiuridae. Vieweg: Braunschweig. xxx+134 pp. 12 pls., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/44159
page(s): 30 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

basis of record  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterias laevigata (Linnaeus, 1758)) Hansson, H.G. (2001). Echinodermata, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels,. 50: pp. 336-351. (look up in IMIS[details]   

context source (Deepsea) Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO. The Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS), available online at http://www.iobis.org/ [details]   

context source (HKRMS) Clark, A. M. (1982). Echinoderms of Hong Kong. In: Morton B, editor. Proceedings of the first international marine biological workshop: The marine flora and fauna of Hong Kong and southern China. Hong Kong University Press, Hong Kong. 1: 485-501. [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien 
 

From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Colour in life: uniformly blue, grey, pink, purple or fawn. This contrasts with Pacific specimens from Palao examined by A.M. Clark where they were all shades of blue (Humphreys, 1981).
Also distributed in Marshall Islands, Gilbert Islands, Guam, Solomon Islands, New Caledonia (Clark, 1954); Maldive area, Ceylon bay of Bengal, East Indies, north Australia, Philippine, China, south Japan, South Pacific Is. and Hawaiian Is. (Clark & Rowe, 1971); Australia (Rowe & Gates (1995) and Kalk (1958)); Lakshadweep (India)(Sastry, 1991).
General distribution: tropical, Indo-Pacific Ocean, depth range 0-60 m. (Rowe & Gates (1995) and Kalk (1958)); East coast of Africa to Hawaiian Islands (Sastry, 1991).
Ecology: benthic, inshore, continental shelf, coral reefs (Rowe & Gates, 1995). [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorType locality unknown ('Mediterranean and ?Indian Seas"). Also recorded from 'Coin Peros' by Bell (1909) - locality can't be traced.
Type data: syntypes whereabouts undetermined (Rowe & Gates, 1995). [details]
 

Host of
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAstroxynus culcitae Humes, 1971 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorStellicola caeruleus (Stebbing, 1900) (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorStellicola flexilis Humes, 1976 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorStellicola illgi Humes & Stock, 1973 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorStellicola novaecaledoniae Humes, 1976 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorStellicola pollex Humes & Ho, 1967 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorStellicola semperi Kossmann, 1877 [via synonym] (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
LanguageName 
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorazure sea star  [details]
Japanese Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorアオヒトデ  [details]