WoRMS name details

Lethmasteridae Belyaev, 1969

872042  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:872042)

 unaccepted (Synonym)
Family
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Belyaev, G.M. (1969). [New sea stars from the abyssal and ultraabyssal of the Pacific Ocean]. <em>Byulleten Moskovskogo Obshchestva Ispytatelei Prirody Otdel Biologicheskii.</em> 74(3): 5-26, 3 pls, 8 figs.
page(s): 5 [details]   
Mah, C.L. (2019). World Asteroidea Database. Lethmasteridae Belyaev, 1969. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=872042 on 2019-11-18
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original description Belyaev, G.M. (1969). [New sea stars from the abyssal and ultraabyssal of the Pacific Ocean]. <em>Byulleten Moskovskogo Obshchestva Ispytatelei Prirody Otdel Biologicheskii.</em> 74(3): 5-26, 3 pls, 8 figs.
page(s): 5 [details]   
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Synonymy A.M. Clark (1989: 296) considered that even isolation of the genus Lethmaster to a subfamily was unjustified. Presence of a single cribiform organ corresponds to an early ontogenetic stage of Porcellanaster and suggests a neotenous origin, so a close relationship would be expected.  [details]