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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcanthaster brevispinus Fisher, 1917 
AphiaID: 213291

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 editorAcanthasteridae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcanthaster (Genus)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcanthaster Gervais, 1841
Sources  original description Fisher, W.K. (1917). New starfishes from the Philippines and Celebes. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 30: 89-93. [details]

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 Subspecies Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcanthaster brevispinus brevispinus Fisher, 1917
Subspecies Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcanthaster brevispinus seychellensis Jangoux & Aziz, 1984
Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Fossil range recent only
Specimen  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHolotype USNM 37027 [details]
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Barcode of Life (4 barcodes) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (10 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (4 nucleotides; 28 proteins) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo USNM Invertebrate Zoology Echinodermata Collection 
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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]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:213291
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Date   action   by
1999-09-04 22:25:11Z  created  Vanden Berghe, Edward
2000-09-27 07:27:35Z  changed  Garcia, Maria
2008-12-07 14:43:37Z  changed  Mah, Christopher
  
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  Citation: Mah, C. (2014). Acanthaster brevispinus Fisher, 1917. 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=213291 on 2014-08-01
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