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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorArbacia stellata (Blainville, 1825; ?Gmelin, 1788) 
AphiaID: 513125

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEchinodermata (Phylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEchinozoa (Subphylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEchinoidea (Class) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEuechinoidea (Subclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCarinacea (Infraclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEchinacea (Superorder) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorArbacioida (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorArbaciidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorArbacia (Genus)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorArbacia Gray, 1835
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorArbacia incisa (A. Agassiz, 1863) (subjective junior synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEchinocidaris (Agarites) stellatus (Blainville, 1825; ?Gmelin, 1788) (transferred to Arbacia)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEchinocidaris incisa A. Agassiz, 1863 (subjective junior synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEchinocidaris longispina L├╝tken, 1864 (subjective junior synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEchinocidaris stellatus (Blainville, 1825; ?Gmelin, 1788) (transferred to Arbacia)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEchinus stellatus Gmelin, 1788 (transferred to Arbacia)
Sources  basis of record Mortensen, T. 1935. A Monograph of the Echinoidea. II. Bothriocidaroida, Melonechinoida, Lepidocentroida, and Stirodonta, pp. 647. C. A. Reitzel & Oxford University Press; Copenhagen & London.
page(s): 575-577 [details]

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Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Fossil range recent only
Distribution 
From editor or global species database
North Pacific Ocean
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPanamanian part of the North Pacific Ocean [details]
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (34 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (25 nucleotides; 25 proteins) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo The echinoderms of Panama LifeDesks 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
Note 
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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAuthority It is a very deplorable fact that there is no certainty that Gmelin's Echinus stellatus is the same as the present species. The diagnosis given by Gmelin (Op. cit. [1788: p. 3174]) "Echinus spinis infimis capillaribus. Habitat in mari americano", of course, does not say anything; but he refers to Tab. XIII. 7 of Seba's "Thesaurus locupl." Ill. "Echinometra purpurea americana". Nobody could tell which species this figure really represents, but, anyhow, it has naked spaces in the interambulacra so that it is quite possible that it really is the present species, and it is by no means certain, as says Clark (Op. cit. 1913 [p. 220]) that Gmelin's and Blainville's Ech. stellatus are not identical. Blainville did not mean to identify his Ech. stellatus with Gmelin's species of the same name, but to establish it as a new species, saying expressly "j'ai etabli cette espece" (Op. cit. [1825] p. 76). Must we then necessarily follow Clark in rejecting the commonly used, excellent name stellata, for the much less appropriate name incisa of A. Agassiz? (That the species incisa is no more recognizable from the original diagnosis than is GmeIin's species stellatus, is of no importance, of course, since we know for certain that Agassiz meant the present species). I do not think it necessary; we may designate the species stellata (Blainville; ? Gmelin) and thus keep the excellent, all known name. In any case I think it objectionable simply to use the name incisa, without giving at the same time the name stellata as a synonym, so that anybody, also when not very familiar with the subject, may be able to see which species is meant with the name. [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:513125
Taxonomic
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2010-09-07 08:24:41Z  created  Kroh, Andreas
2013-08-26 18:24:18Z  changed  Kroh, Andreas
  
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  Citation: Kroh, A. (2014). Arbacia stellata (Blainville, 1825; ?Gmelin, 1788). In: Kroh, A. & Mooi, R. (2014) World Echinoidea Database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=513125 on 2014-07-28
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