WoRMS taxon details

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcanthaster brevispinus Fisher, 1917

213291  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:213291)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Fisher, W.K. (1917). New starfishes from the Philippines and Celebes. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 30: 89-93., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/22874#page/111/mode/1up
page(s): 92 [details]   
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHolotype  USNM 37027  
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHolotype USNM 37027 [details]
Mah, C. (2008). Acanthaster brevispinus Fisher, 1917. In: Mah, C.L. (2017). World Asteroidea database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=213291 on 2017-12-12

Date
action
by
1999-09-04 22:25:11Z
created
2000-09-27 07:27:35Z
changed
Garcia, Maria
2008-12-07 14:43:37Z
changed

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original description Fisher, W.K. (1917). New starfishes from the Philippines and Celebes. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 30: 89-93., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/22874#page/111/mode/1up
page(s): 92 [details]   

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]   
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHolotype USNM 37027 [details]
From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEcology Ecology: benthic, inshore. General distribution: tropical, west Pacific, depth range to 20 m. (Rowe & Gates, 1995).
Also distributed in Australia (Rowe & Gates, 1995). [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHolotype Holotype in U.S. National Museum, Washington, D.C. (USA) No. 37027. Type locality: off Sirun Is., Sulu Archipelago, Philippines, 18 m. (Rowe & Gates, 1995).
Madsen (1955) suspects that this species may prove to be a short spined variation of A. planci (Linnaeus, 1758) (Grindley, 1963). [details]