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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)
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  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
Edit history
 
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. (2014). Ophidiaster purpureus Perrier, 1869. 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=212306 on 2014-09-20
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