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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphidiaster purpureus Perrier, 1869 
AphiaID: 212306

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 editorOphidiasteridae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphidiaster (Genus) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphidiaster purpureus (Species)
Status Unaccepted: synonym, or anything that is not accepted unaccepted (Synonym)
Accepted name  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphidiaster hemprichi Müller & Troschel, 1842
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphidiaster L. Agassiz, 1836
Sources  original description Perrier, E. (1869). Recherche sur les pédicellaires et les ambulacres des astérides et des oursins. Thèses présentées à la Faculté des Sciences de Paris pour obtenir le Grade de Docteur ès Sciences Naturelles Victor Masson et fils, Paris. 5-188, plates 1-7., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/49472#page/11/mode/1up
page(s): 61 [details]

source of synonymy Walenkamp, J.H.C. (1990). Systematics and zoogeography of Asteroidea (Echinodermata) from Inhaca Island, Mozambique. Zoologische Verhandelingen 261, Leiden. 86 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]

source of synonymy Döderlein, L. (1926). Ueber Asteriden aus dem Museum von Stockholm. Kungl. Svenska Vetenskapsakademiens Handlingar, Tredje Serien, Band 2, No. 6. 22 pp, 4 pls. [details]

Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Fossil range recent only
Distribution 
From other sources
Indian Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorReunion [details]
Republic of Mauritius
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMauritius [details]
Seychelles
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSeychelles [details]
Link Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (11 publications) 
Note 
From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSynonymy A synonym of Ophidiaster hemprichi Muller & Troschel, 1842 according to Doderlein (1926) and A.M.Clark in Clark & Rowe (1971), but treated as valid by Macan (1938). [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:212306
Taxonomic
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Date   action   by
1999-11-17 21:17:06Z  created  Vanden Berghe, Edward
2008-12-25 15:21:38Z  changed  Mah, Christopher
  
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  Citation: Mah, C. (2008). Ophidiaster purpureus Perrier, 1869. 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=212306 on 2017-03-25
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