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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAstropecten longipes Gray, 1840 
AphiaID: 213244

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 editorAstropectinidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAstropecten (Genus)
Status nomen dubium
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAstropecten Gray, 1840
Sources  original description Gray J.E. (1840). A synopsis of the genera and species of the class Hypostoma (Asterias Linnaeus). Annals of the Magazine of Natural History 6: 175-184; 275-290. [details]

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Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Fossil range recent only
Distribution 
From other sources
Republic of Mauritius
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMauritius (doubtful[details]
Note 
From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorRemark Subgenus Astropus; type species of Astropus. Type locality: Mauritius. Assumed by Sladen (1889) and Döderlein (1917) to be conspecific with Asterias longipes Retzius, 1805, making Astropus a synonym of Chaetaster Müller & Troschel, 1840. Not so according to A.M. Clark (1993). The holotype could not be traced in the British Museum. Status of the species not clear. [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:213244
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
1999-07-17 16:17:22Z  created  Vanden Berghe, Edward
2000-07-20 06:55:28Z  changed  Appeltans, Ward
2008-10-22 01:37:08Z  changed  Mah, Christopher
2009-01-11 20:59:00Z  changed  Mah, Christopher
  
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  Citation: Mah, C. (2014). Astropecten longipes 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=213244 on 2014-07-31
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