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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLuidia hardwicki (Gray, 1840) 
AphiaID: 213113

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 editorPaxillosida (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLuidiidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLuidia (Genus)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLuidia Forbes, 1839
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLuidia forficifer Sladen, 1889 (Synonym according to A.M. Clark (1953))
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLuidia prionota Chang & Liao, 1964 (Synonym according to Liao (pers. comm. to A.M. Clark))
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPetalaster hardwicki Gray, 1840
Sources  basis of record Rowe, F.W.E & Gates, J. (1995). Echinodermata. In ‘Zoological Catalogue of Australia’. 33 (Ed A. Wells.) pp xiii + 510 (CSIRO Australia, Melbourne.) [details]

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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]
Seychelles
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSeychelles (doubtful[details]
(no group)
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNew Zealand Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Links 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 
From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Description: five arms; superomarginal plates paxilliform, not distinguishable from the abactinal plates; oral plates with 4-5 bivalves pedicellariae (Sastry, 1995).
Habitat: sandy areas often burrowing into the surface (Sastry, 1995).
Also distributed in Se Arabia, Persian Gulf, Ceylon, Bay of Bengal, East Indies, north Australia, China and south Japan (Clark & Rowe, 1971); Australia (Rowe & Gates, 1995); India (West Bengal), Tamil Nadu and Maharashira (Sastry, 1995).
General distribution: tropical, Indo-west Pacific Ocean, depth range 8-220 m. (Rowe & Gates, 1995; Sastry, 1995).
Ecology: benthic, inshore, continental shelf (Rowe & Gates, 1995). [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorRemark Type locality: Indian Ocean. Holotype in Natural History Museum, London (England) 1938.5.12.12 (Rowe & Gates, 1995). [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:213113
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
2008-10-08 05:13:24Z  changed  Mah, Christopher
  
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  Citation: Mah, C. (2014). Luidia hardwicki (Gray, 1840). 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=213113 on 2014-07-13
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