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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorProtoreaster nodosus (Linnaeus, 1758) 
AphiaID: 213285

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 editorOreasteridae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorProtoreaster (Genus)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorProtoreaster Döderlein, 1916
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterias dorsatus Linnaeus, 1753
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterias nodosa Linnaeus, 1758
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOreaster clouei Perrier, 1869 (Synonym according to Bell (1884))
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOreaster franklini (Gray, 1840) (Synonym according to Doderlein (1936))
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOreaster hiulcus Müller & Troschel, 1842 (Synonym according to Doderlein (1936))
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOreaster hondurae Domantay & Roxas, 1938
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOreaster intermedia von Martens, 1866 (Synonym according to Doderlein (1936))
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOreaster mammosus Perrier, 1869 (Synonym according to Doderlein (1936))
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOreaster modestus Goto, 1914
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOreaster mutica von Martens, 1866 (Synonym according to Doderlein (1936))
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOreaster nahensis Goto, 1914 (synonym according to Hayashi (1938))
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOreaster nodosus Bell, 1884
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOreaster turritus (Gray, 1840) (Synonym according to Doderlein (1936))
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPentaceros clouei (Perrier, 1869) (Synonym according to Doderlein (1936, index))
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPentaceros franklini Gray, 1840 (Synonym according to Fisher (1919))
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPentaceros hiulcus Gray, 1840 (Synonym according to Doderlein (1936))
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPentaceros hiulcus (Muller & Troschel, 1842) (Synonym according to Doderlein (1936))
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPentaceros modestus Gray, 1866 (Synonym according to Doderlein (1936))
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPentaceros nodosus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPentaceros turritus Gray, 1840 (Synonym according to Doderlein (1936))
Sources  basis of record Clark, A.M. (1993). An index of names of recent Asteroidea, part 2: Valvatida, in: Jangoux, M.; Lawrence, J.M. (Ed.) (1993). Echinoderm Studies, 4: pp. 187-366 (look up in IMIS[details]

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Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Fossil range recent only
Distribution 
From editor or global species database
Palau
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPalau Islands [details]
(no group)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNew Caledonia [details]
From other sources
Indian Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorWest Indian Ocean [details]
Kenya
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorKenya [details]
Republic of Mauritius
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorCargados Carajos [details]
Seychelles
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSeychelles [details]
Tanzania
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTanzania [details]
(no group)
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEastern Africa & Madagascar [details]
Host of  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorStellicola oreastriphilus Kossmann, 1877 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSynstellicola kossmanni (Humes & Ho, 1967) (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSynstellicola pichoni (Humes & Ho, 1966) (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Barcode of Life (90 barcodes) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (106 nucleotides; 88 proteins) 
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 Colour in life: tubercles yellow with orange tips, papular areas blue-grey with paulae green; remainder of aboral surface deep green, marginals pale yellow, ambulacral spines white, tube feet pink with purple centre, adoral side purple with white plates showing through (Humphreys, 1981).
Also distributed in Guam, Seleo Island, New Caledonia (Clark, 1954); Ceylon, East Indies, north Australia, Philippine, China, south Japan and South Pacific Is. (Clark & Rowe, 1971); Australia (Rowe & Gates, 1995).
Ecology: benthic, inshore. General distribution: tropical, Indo-west-central Pacific Ocean, depth range 0-30 m. (Rowe & Gates, 1995). [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorRemark Type data: status and whereabouts undetermined. Type locality: Indian Ocean (as 'M. Indico') (Rowe & Gates, 1995).
Author spelled 'Linné' in Clark (1954). [details]
ImagesChecked: verified by a taxonomic editor 
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LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:213285
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
2008-12-07 02:46:14Z  changed  Mah, Christopher
  
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  Citation: Mah, C. (2014). Protoreaster nodosus. 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=213285 on 2014-04-23
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