WoRMS taxon details

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDavidaster discoideus (Carpenter, 1888)

246783 (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:246783)
accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
(ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorActinometra discoidea Carpenter, 1888) Carpenter PH (1888) Report on the Crinoidea collected during the voyage of H.M.S. Challenger, during the years 1873-1876. Part II. The Comatulae. Report on the Scientific Results of the Voyage of H.M.S. Challenger, Zoology 26, x + 402, 70 pls. [details]   
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution SE Florida and Bahamas to Colombia, Curaçao...  
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution SE Florida and Bahamas to Colombia, Curaçao and Bonaire, including Caribbean Central America and Antillean Arc; Depth range : 0.6-(?)150 m (deeper records likely erroneous) [details]
Messing, C. (2007). Davidaster discoideus (Carpenter, 1888). In: Messing, C. (2017). World List of Crinoidea. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=246783 on 2017-11-22

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original description  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorActinometra discoidea Carpenter, 1888) Carpenter PH (1888) Report on the Crinoidea collected during the voyage of H.M.S. Challenger, during the years 1873-1876. Part II. The Comatulae. Report on the Scientific Results of the Voyage of H.M.S. Challenger, Zoology 26, x + 402, 70 pls. [details]   

original description  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorNemaster insolitus AH Clark, 1917) Clark AH (1917) Four new echinoderms from the West Indies. Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington 30:63-70. [details]   

basis of record Messing CG (editorial correction) [details]   

additional source Pawson, D. L., D. J. Vance, C. G. Messing, F. A. Solis-Marin & C. L. Mah. (2009). Echinodermata of the Gulf of Mexico. Pp. 1177–1204 in Felder, D.L. and D.K. Camp (eds.), Gulf of Mexico–Origins, Waters, and Biota. Biodiversity. Texas A&M Press, College S. [details]   

additional source Charles Messing (look up in IMIS[details]   

source of synonymy  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorNemaster discoidea (Carpenter, 1888)) Clark AH (1921) Report on the crinoids collected by the Barbados-Antigua Expedition from the University of Iowa in 1918. Univ. Iowa Studies in Nat. Hist. 9(5):1-28., available online at https://archive.org/stream/universityofiowa09univ#page/n457/mode/2up [details]   

basis of record  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorNemaster discoidea (Carpenter, 1888)) Clark AH (1931) A monograph of the existing crinoids. 1(3) Superfamily Comasterida. Bulletin of the United States National Museum 82. viii + 816 pp., 82 pls., available online at https://doi.org/10.5479/si.03629236.82.3 [details]   

additional source  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorNemaster discoidea (Carpenter, 1888)) Meyer DL, Messing CG, Macurda DB (1978) Zoogeography of tropical western Atlantic Crinoidea (Echinodermata). Bull. Marine Sci. 28:412-441 [details]   

basis of record  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorDavidaster discoidea (Carpenter, 1888)) Hoggett AK, Rowe FWE (1986) A reappraisal of the family Comasteridae A. H. Clark, 1908 (Echinodermata: Crinoidea), with the description of a new subfamily and a new genus. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 88:103-142. [details]   

source of synonymy  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorNemaster insolitus AH Clark, 1917) Clark AH (1931) A monograph of the existing crinoids. 1(3) Superfamily Comasterida. Bulletin of the United States National Museum 82. viii + 816 pp., 82 pls., available online at https://doi.org/10.5479/si.03629236.82.3 [details]   

context source (Deepsea) Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO. The Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS), available online at http://www.iobis.org/ [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien 
 

From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDiagnosis Davidaster with usually no more than 20 arms; pinnules beaded pale and dark or with black tips. [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution SE Florida and Bahamas to Colombia, Curaçao and Bonaire, including Caribbean Central America and Antillean Arc; Depth range : 0.6-(?)150 m (deeper records likely erroneous) [details]