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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLeiaster leachi (Gray, 1840) 
AphiaID: 213308

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 editorOphidiasteridae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLeiaster (Genus)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLeiaster Peters, 1852
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLeiaster brevispinus H.L. Clark, 1921 (Synonym according to Jangoux (1980))
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLeiaster grandis Hayashi, 1938
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLeiaster hawaiiensis Fisher, 1925 (Synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLeiaster speciosus Sladen, 1889
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphidiaster leachi Gray, 1840
Sources  basis of record Rowe, F.W.E & Gates, J. (1995). Echinodermata. In ‘Zoological Catalogue of Australia’. 33 (Ed A. Wells.) pp xiii + 510 (CSIRO Australia, Melbourne.) [details]

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Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Fossil range recent only
Distribution 
From other sources
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]
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 editorMauritius [details]
Seychelles
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSeychelles [details]
(no group)
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEast Africa [details]
Host of  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLeicomes monozotus Humes, 1971 [via synonym] (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorStellicola femineus Humes & Ho, 1967 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Barcode of Life (1 barcode) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (7 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Notes 
From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Also distributed in Maldive area, East Indies, north Australia, China, south Japan, South Pacific Is. and Hawaiian Is. (Clark & Rowe, 1971); Australia (Rowe & Gates, 1995), Lakshadweep (India)(Sastry, 1991).
General distribution: East coast of Africa to Hawaiian Islands (Sastry, 1991); tropical, Indo-Pacific Ocean, depth range 2-183 m. (Rowe & Gates, 1995).
Ecology: benthic, inshore, continental shelf (Rowe & Gates, 1995). [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorType locality Type locality: Mauritius (as 'Isle de France'). Holotype in Natural History Museum, London (England) 1938.6.23.33 (Rowe & Gates, 1995).
Spelled L. leachi in Sastry (1991) and Clark & Rowe (1971). [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:213308
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
1997-04-01 11:57:02Z  created  Onyango, Eunice
2000-09-26 07:19:20Z  changed  Garcia, Maria
2008-10-19 23:51:53Z  changed  Mah, Christopher
2008-12-24 03:52:28Z  changed  Mah, Christopher
  
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  Citation: Mah, C. (2014). Leiaster leachi (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=213308 on 2014-04-17
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