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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMarthasterias africana (Müller & Troschel, 1842) 
AphiaID: 378941

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 editorForcipulatacea (Superorder) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorForcipulatida (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsteriidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMarthasterias (Genus) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMarthasterias africana (Species)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMarthasterias Jullien, 1878
Orig. name Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsteracanthion africanus Müller & Troschel, 1842
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsteracanthion africanus Müller & Troschel, 1842 (A forma of Marthasterias glacialis (Linnaeus 1758))
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterias africana Muller & Troschel, 1842
Sources  original description Müller, J. and Troschel, F. H. (1842). System der Asteriden.1. Asteriae. 2. Ophiuridae. Vieweg: Braunschweig. xxx+134 pp. 12 pls., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/44159
page(s): 15 [details] [full text]

status source Wright, A.G., Pérez-Portela R. and Griffiths C.L. (2016). Determining the correct identity of South African Marthasterias (Echinodermata: Asteroidea). African Journal of Marine Science. 38(3):., available online at http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.2989/1814232X.2016.1222308 [details]

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Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Fossil range recent only
Distribution 
From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSouth Africa [details]
Notes 
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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorStatus Reduced to a variety of glacialis by Mortensen (1933) but a forma by A.M. Clark (1974) [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorStatus M. africana re-established as species by Wright et al. 2016 [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:378941
Taxonomic
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Date   action   by
2008-12-29 02:59:07Z  created  Mah, Christopher
2017-03-20 21:58:50Z  changed  Mah, Christopher
  
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  Citation: Mah, C. (2017). Marthasterias africana (Müller & Troschel, 1842). In: Mah, C.L. (2017). World Asteroidea database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/traits/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=378941 on 2017-06-24
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