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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterias arctica Murdoch, 1885 
AphiaID: 379066

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 editorAsterias (Genus) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterias arctica (Species)
Status Unaccepted: synonym, or anything that is not accepted unaccepted
Accepted name  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLeptasterias arctica (Murdoch, 1885)
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterias Linnaeus, 1758
Orig. name Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterias arctica Murdoch, 1885
Source  original description Murdoch, J. (1885). Marine invertebrates. (Exclusive of mollusks). In: Report of the International Polar Expedition to Point Barrow, Alaska. Washington,. pt. 4, Nat. hist. pp. 136-176, 2 pls., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/76077#page/194/mode/1up
page(s): 159 [details]

Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Fossil range recent only
Note 
From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOriginal description Specimens of this species were identified based on individuals from the North Pacific Exploring Expedition and labeled in Dr. Stimpson's handwriting as Asterias arctica var. a. No other published description of this species was found. Murdoch named as Asterias but identified in his description as Leptasterias [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:379066
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2008-12-31 03:51:57Z  created  Mah, Christopher
  
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  Citation: Mah, C. (2008). Asterias arctica. In: Mah, C.L. (2017). World Asteroidea database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=379066 on 2017-08-22
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