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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPoraster superbus (Möbius, 1859) 
AphiaID: 213326

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 editorPoraster (Genus) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPoraster superbus (Species)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPoraster Döderlein, 1916
Orig. name Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOreaster superbus Möbius, 1859
Synonymised
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  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOreaster productus Bell, 1884
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOreaster superbus Möbius, 1859
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPentaceros indicus Koehler, 1910
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPentaceros productus (Bell, 1884)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPentaceros productus var. tuberata Sladen, 1889
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPentaceros superbus (Möbius, 1859)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPentaceros tuberata Sladen, 1889
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPoraster indicus Döderlein, 1916 (A variety of P. superbus according to Doderlein (1936).)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPoraster productus Döderlein, 1916 (A synonym according to Doderlein (1936))
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPoraster superbus var. bengalensis Döderlein, 1936
Sources  original description Möbius, K. (1859). Neue Seesterne des Hamburger und Kieler Museums. Abhandlungen und Verhandlungen Naturwissenschaftlicher Verein in Hamburg. 4(2): 1-14., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/44396#page/3/mode/1up [details]

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Variety Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPoraster superbus var. bengalensis Döderlein, 1936 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPoraster superbus (Möbius, 1859)
Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Fossil range recent only
Distribution 
From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNew Caledonia [details]
From other sources
Mozambique
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMozambique [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 editorStellicomes tumidulus Humes & Cressey, 1958 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (4 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTo USNM Invertebrate Zoology Echinodermata Collection (3 records) 
Notes 
From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Also distributed in Ceylon, Bay of Bengal, East Indies, Philippines, China and south Japan (Clark & Rowe, 1971); Australia (Rowe & Gates, 1995).
Ecology: benthic, continental shelf, inner continental shelf. General distribution: tropical, (?Indo)-west Pacific Ocean, depth range 25-55 m. (Rowe & Gates, 1995). [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHolotype Holotype in Zoologisches Museum für Hamburg, Hamburg (Germany) No. 3742. Type locality: Sumatra, Indonesia (Rowe & Gates, 1995). [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:213326
Taxonomic
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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. (2008). Poraster superbus (Möbius, 1859). 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=213326 on 2017-09-25
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