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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorComanthus wahlbergii (Müller, 1843) 
AphiaID: 213328

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEchinodermata (Phylum) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorCrinozoa (Subphylum) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorCrinoidea (Class) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorArticulata (Subclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorComatulida (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorComatulidina (Suborder) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorComasteroidea (Superfamily) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorComasteridae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorComasterinae (Subfamily) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorComanthus (Genus)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorComanthus AH Clark, 1908
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorActinometra simplex Carpenter, 1888 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorActinometra trachygaster Schmeltz, 1869 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAlecto wahlbergii Müller, 1843 (basionym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorComanthus (Cenolia) samoana (AH Clark, 1909) (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorComanthus (Cenolia) wahlbergi (Müller, 1843) (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorComanthus (Comanthus) samoana AH Clark, 1909 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorComanthus samoanus (AH Clark, 1909) (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorComanthus wahlbergi (Müller, 1843) (alternative spelling)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorComanthus wahlbergi serratus (Gislén, 1938) (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorComanthus wahlbergi tenuibrachia AM Clark, 1972 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorComanthus wahlbergi wahlbergi (Müller, 1843) (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorComanthus wahlbergii multibrachia Gislén, 1938 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorComanthus wahlbergii serratus (Gislén, 1938) (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorComanthus wahlbergii tenuibrachia AM Clark, 1972 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorComanthus wahlbergii wahlbergi (Müller, 1843) (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorComatula orientalis AH Clark, 1907 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorComissia hartmeyeri AH Clark, 1912 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorComissia ignota AH Clark, 1911 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorComissia serrata Gislén, 1938 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCommissia hartmeyeri AH Clark, 1912
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCommissia ignota AH Clark, 1911
Sources 
source of synonymy Clark AH (1911) The recent crinoids of the coasts of Africa. Proceedings of the U.S. National Museum 40:1–51. (look up in IMIS[details]

source of synonymy 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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Subspecies Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorComanthus wahlbergii multibrachia Gislén, 1938 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorComanthus wahlbergii (Müller, 1843)
Subspecies Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorComanthus wahlbergii serratus (Gislén, 1938) accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorComanthus wahlbergii (Müller, 1843)
Subspecies Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorComanthus wahlbergii tenuibrachia AM Clark, 1972 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorComanthus wahlbergii (Müller, 1843)
Subspecies Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorComanthus wahlbergii wahlbergi (Müller, 1843) accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorComanthus wahlbergii (Müller, 1843)
Environment marine
Distribution 
From editor or global species database
Australia
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLord Howe Island [details]
Coral Sea
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGreat Barrier Reef [details]
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHerald Cays [details]
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLamont Reef [details]
Japan
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorJapan [details]
New Zealand
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNew Zealand [details]
Papua New Guinea
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAdmiralty Islands [details]
Samoa
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSamoa [details]
(no group)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNew Caledonia [details]
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSouth Africa [details]
From other sources
Federal Republic of Somalia
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSomalia [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Indian Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorAldabra [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Kenya
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorKenya [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Madagascar
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMadagascar [details]
Red Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorRed Sea [details]
Seychelles
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSeychelles [details]
South Africa
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSouth Africa (country) [details]
(no group)
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEast Africa [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Specimen  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLectotype SMNH 128 [details]
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Barcode of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (3 nucleotides; 1 proteins) 
Notes 
From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDiagnosis Comanthus with 10-38 arms; anterior arms may be markedly longer; cirri XIII—XL, 12-18 segments; centrodorsal discoidal; radials hidden or with interradial corners visible; IIBr and following brachitaxes usually 4(3+ 4), sometimes of 2 ossicles; P[details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Garden Island (near Perth), West Australia to Mooloolaba, Queensland; Depth range : 1-103 m [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Suruga Bay to Okinawa, Japan; Depth range : 6.3-80 (?380) m [details]

From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Also distributed in Australia (Rowe & Gates, 1995).
General distribution: tropical, Indo-west Pacific Ocean, depth range 1-103 m. (Rowe & Gates, 1995; littoral and down to 25 fathoms, in dark sand, black specks and rocks in Clark (1911).
Ecology: benthic, inshore, continental shelf, suspension feeder (Rowe & Gates, 1995). [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat Known from seamounts and knolls [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorType locality Type locality: Durban.
C. wahlbergi in Clark & Courtman-Stock (1976).
I Subgenus (Bennettia) in A.H. Clark (1911).
Lectotype in Naturhistoriske Riksmuseum, Stockholm (Sweden) No. 128, paralectotype, U.S. National Museum, Washington, D.C. (USA) No. 35111, No. 44 (4 specimens), No. 112, No. 130 (3 specimens), Museum für Naturkunde an der Universität Humbolt zu Berlin, Berlin (Germany) No. 1060. Type locality: Port Natal, South Africa (Rowe & Gates, 1995). [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:213328
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
1999-09-30 19:39:51Z  created  Vanden Berghe, Edward
2005-06-22 17:01:53Z  changed  Vanden Berghe, Edward
2007-10-16 13:00:04Z  changed  Messing, Charles
2009-04-23 09:17:06Z  changed  Messing, Charles
  
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  Citation: Messing, C. (2014). Comanthus wahlbergii (Müller, 1843). In: Messing, C. (2014) World List of Crinoidea. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=213328 on 2014-04-20
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