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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorComaster multifidus (Müller, 1841) 
AphiaID: 213356

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 editorComaster (Genus)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorComaster L. Agassiz, 1836
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorActinometra belli Carpenter, 1888 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorActinometra multifida (Müller, 1841) (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorActinometra variabilis Bell, 1882 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAlecto multifida Müller, 1841 (basionym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorComanthina belli (Carpenter, 1888) (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorComanthina variabilis (Bell, 1882) (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorComaster belli (Carpenter, 1888) (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorComaster carpenteri AH Clark, 1908 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorComaster multifida (Müller, 1841) (alternative spelling)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorComaster multiradiatus (Lamarck, 1816) (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorComatula multifida (Müller, 1841) (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorComatula multiradiata Lamarck, 1816 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPhanogenia variabilis (Bell, 1882) (synonym)
Sources 
source of synonymy Messing CG (1998) A revision of the Recent Indo-West Pacific comatulid genus Comaster Agassiz. Part 1: The type species of Comaster and Phanogenia Lovén (Echinodermata: Crinoidea: Comasteridae). Invertebrate Taxonomy 12: 191-209. [details]

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Environment marine
Distribution 
From editor or global species database
Australia
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPort Walcott [details]
Japan
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOkinawa [details]
From other sources
Indian Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorAldabra [details]
Seychelles
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSeychelles [details]
Specimen  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHolotype MNHN EcCh 17 [details]
Host of  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCollocheres oribullatus Kim I.H., 2004 [via synonym] (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (20 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo USNM Invertebrate Zoology Echinodermata Collection 
Notes 
From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDiagnosis Comaster with cirri IX-XXVII, of 14-20 segments; distal cirrals with aboral pointed tubercle or transverse ridge; axils often giving rise to a brachitaxis and a free arm that alternate on successive axils; up to 135 arms; distalmost comb-bearing pi [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution NW Shelf, West Australia to Scawfell Island, Queensland, Australia; Depth range : 0-91 m [details]

From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Also distributed in East indies, North of Australia, Philippines and South Pacific Islands (Clark & Rowe (1971)); Australia (Rowe & Gates, 1995).
Ecology: benthic, inshore, continental shelf, suspension feeder. General distribution: tropical, east Indo-west Pacific Ocean, depth range 0-91 m. (Rowe & Gates, 1995). [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorType locality Type locality: unknown (since Müller (1841) based this species on Comatula multiradiata: Lamarck [non Linnaeus], the type locality in 'les mers de l'Inde' as given by Lamarck, though A.H. Clark has considered that the type is the specimen from the Moluccas subsequently described by Müller in 1849; Clark & Rowe (1971).
Type data: status and whereabouts undetermined (Rowe & Gates, 1995). [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:213356
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
1998-08-06 08:08:59Z  created  Fondo, Esther
2000-09-27 07:27:35Z  changed  Garcia, Maria
2007-10-12 11:28:29Z  checked  Messing, Charles
  
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  Citation: Messing, C. (2014). Comaster multifidus (Müller, 1841). 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=213356 on 2014-10-23
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