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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterodiscus elegans Gray, 1847 
AphiaID: 213110

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 editorAsterodiscididae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterodiscus (Genus) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterodiscus elegans (Species)
Status Unaccepted: synonym, or anything that is not accepted unaccepted
Accepted name  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterodiscides elegans (Gray, 1847)
Rank Species
Typetaxon of  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterodiscus Gray, 1847
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterodiscus Gray, 1847 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterodiscides A. M. Clark, 1974
Orig. name Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterodiscus elegans Gray, 1847
Sources  original description Gray J.E. (1847). Descriptions of some new genera and species of Asteriadae. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London. 72-83., available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/12862856
page(s): 75 [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]

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Subspecies Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterodiscus elegans belli Rowe, 1977 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterodiscides elegans belli Rowe, 1977 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterodiscides belli Rowe, 1977
Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Fossil range recent only
Distribution 
From other sources
Indian Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorWest Indian Ocean [details]
Mozambique
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMozambique [details]
Seychelles
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSeychelles [details]
Host of  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorStellicomes supplicans Humes, 1971 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Notes 
From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Also distributed in Bay of Bengal, Philippine, China and south Japan (Clark & Rowe, 1971). [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorRemark In family Oreasteridae in Clark & Rowe (1971).
Type locality: Gray gives no locality; Perrier (1875)says that it is from NE China, which seems highly improbable (Clark & Rowe, 1971).
Type species of the genus Asterodiscus Gray, 1847 (Rowe & Gates, 1995). [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:213110
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
1997-02-03 23:00:00Z  created  Vanden Berghe, Edward
2000-09-25 12:31:29Z  changed  Garcia, Maria
2008-12-17 01:25:53Z  changed  Mah, Christopher
  
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  Citation: Mah, C. (2015). Asterodiscus elegans Gray, 1847. In: Mah, C.L. (2015) World Asteroidea database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=213110 on 2017-01-18
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