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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorProtoreaster lincki (Blainville, 1830) 
AphiaID: 213286

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) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorProtoreaster lincki (Species)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorProtoreaster Döderlein, 1916
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterias lincki de Blainville, 1830
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOreaster lincki (de Blainville, 1830)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOreaster muricatus (Gray, 1840) (Synonym according to Doderlein (1936))
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOreaster reinhartdi Lutken, 1865 (Synonym accoridng ot Doderlein (1916))
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPentaceros lincki (de Blainville, 1830)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPentaceros muricatus Gray, 1840 (Synonym according to Doderlein (1936))
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPentaceros reinhartdi (Lutken, 1864) (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 other sources
Federal Republic of Somalia
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSomalia [details]
Indian Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorAldabra [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMascarene Basin [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorWest Indian Ocean [details]
Kenya
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorKenya [details]
Madagascar
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMadagascar [details]
Mozambique
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMozambique [details]
Red Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorRed Sea [details]
Republic of Mauritius
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorCargados Carajos [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMauritius [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 kossmanni Humes & Ho, 1967 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorStellicola oreastriphilus Kossmann, 1877 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorStellicomes tumidulus Humes & Cressey, 1958 (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 (2 barcodes) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (8 publications) 
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 Colour in life: red on pink or grey background, furrow spines white with pink tube feet juveniles mottled blue-green or grey-green.
Commonly with commensal carapid fish and paleomonid shrimps (Humphreys, 1981).
Also distributed in SE Arabia, Ceylon, bay of Bengal and East Indies (Clark & Rowe, 1971); Australia (Rowe & Gates, 1995).
General distribution: tropical Indo-Pacific in Kalk (1958); western and central Indian Ocean, including Ceylon, western Australia (Tortonese, 1980); tropical, Indian Ocean, depth range 1-10 m. (Rowe & Gates, 1995).
Ecology: benthic, inshore (Rowe & Gates, 1995). [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorPublication date Year of description 1834 in Clark & Rowe (1971).
Type locality: unknown. Holotype in Museum für Naturkunde an der Universität Humbolt zu Berlin, Berlin (Germany) No. 5556 (Rowe & Gates, 1995).
P. linckii in Kalk (1958). [details]
ImagesChecked: verified by a taxonomic editor 
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Protoreaster lincki
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:213286
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 lincki (Blainville, 1830). 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=213286 on 2014-12-26
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