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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCulcita schmideliana (Retzius, 1805) 
AphiaID: 212295

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 editorOreasteridae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCulcita (Genus)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCulcita Agassiz, 1836
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterias discoidea Lamarck, 1816 (Synonym according to Sladen (1889))
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterias schmideliana Retzius, 1805
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCulcita schmideliana var. africana Döderlein, 1896
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGoniodiscus studeri deLoriol, 1885 (Synonym according to A.M. Clark in Clark & Rowe (1971))
Sources  basis of record Clark, A.M. and F.W.E. Rowe. (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]

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Variety Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCulcita schmideliana var. africana Döderlein, 1896 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCulcita schmideliana (Retzius, 1805)
Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Fossil range recent only
Distribution 
From editor or global species database
Madagascar
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMadagascar [details]
From other sources
Federal Republic of Somalia
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSomalia [details]
Indian Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorAldabra [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorChagos [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMascarene Basin [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorWest Indian Ocean [details]
Kenya
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorKenya [details]
Madagascar
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMadagascar [details]
Mozambique
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMozambique [details]
Red Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorRed Sea [details]
Seychelles
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSeychelles [details]
Tanzania
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTanzania [details]
(no group)
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEastern Africa & Madagascar [details]
Host of  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorStellicola oreastriphilus Kossmann, 1877 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorStellicomes tumidulus Humes & Cressey, 1958 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Barcode of Life (2 barcodes) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (23 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 
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Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Colour in life: dark grey background with small irregular pink patches mostly adjacent to black tubercles, madreporite some shade of orange being the same colour as the intertubercular areas at the arm tips.
Often with carapid fish commensal in stomach, sometimes with polynoid Gastrolepidia clavigera Schmarda, 1861 and usually with commensal shrimp Periclimenes soror Nobili (Palamonidae) (Humphreys, 1981). Habitat: in algae (Tortonese, 1951).
Also distributed in SE Arabia, Maldive area and Ceylon (Clark & Rowe, 1971); Australia (Rowe & Gates, 1995); Lakshadweep (India)(Sastry, 1991).
General distribution: tropical Indo-Pacific in Kalk (1958); western and central Indian Ocean, including Ceylon (Tortonese, 1980); tropical, Indian Ocean, depth range 0-92 m. (Rowe & Gates, 1995); East coast of Africa to Lakshadweep (India)(Sastry, 1991).
Ecology: benthic, inshore, continental shelf (Rowe & Gates, 1995). [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorType locality Type locality: unknown ("Magellan Sea"). Type data: status and whereabouts undetermined (Rowe & Gates, 1995). [details]
ImageChecked: verified by a taxonomic editor 
Culcita novaeguineae and Culcita schmideliana
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LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:212295
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
1997-02-03 23:00:00Z  created  Vanden Berghe, Edward
2000-09-26 07:19:20Z  changed  Garcia, Maria
2008-12-07 02:46:14Z  changed  Mah, Christopher
  
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  Citation: Mah, C. (2014). Culcita schmideliana (Retzius, 1805). 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=212295 on 2014-07-22
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