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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorComanthus alternans (Carpenter, 1881) 
AphiaID: 246744

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 alternans Carpenter, 1881 (basionym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorActinometra divaricata Carpenter, 1888 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorComantheria polycnemis AH Clark, 1912 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorComanthus polycnemis AH Clark, 1909 (synonym)
Sources  basis of record Rowe FWE, Hoggett AK, Birtles RA, Vail LL (1986) Revision of some comasterid genera from Australia (Echinodermata: Crinoidea), with descriptions of two new genera and nine new species. J. Linn. Soc. (Zool.) 86(3): 197-277. [details]

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Environment marine
Distribution 
From editor or global species database
Indonesia
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorIndonesia [details]
Japan
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorJapan [details]
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOkinawa [details]
Philippines
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPhilippines [details]
(no group)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNew Caledonia [details]
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPalau Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPapua New Guinean Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Specimen  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHolotype NNM LM 1713 [details]
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Barcode of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (11 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 Comanthus with 10-~125 arms; anterior arms not markedly longer than posterior arms; cirri absent in specimens with >40 arms (except for immature cirrus buds); cirri sometimes present in specimens with <40 arms, to XI, 10-13 segments (in 10-armed sp [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Carnarvon, West Australia to One Tree Reef, Queensland, Australia; Depth range : 0-90 m [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:246744
Taxonomic
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Date   action   by
2007-10-12 11:28:29Z  created  Messing, Charles
  
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  Citation: Messing, C. (2014). Comanthus alternans (Carpenter, 1881). 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=246744 on 2014-10-01
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