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Pteraster affinis Smith, 1876

172780  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:172780)

accepted
Species
Pteraster brachiatus Koehler, 1917 (Synonym according to A.M. Clark (1962))
Pteraster marplatensis Bernasconi, 1935 (Synonym according to A.M. Clark (1962) & confirmed by Bernasconi (1964).)
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Smith, E. A. (1876). Descriptions of species of Asteridae and Ophiuridae from Kerguelen Islands. Annals and Magazine of Natural History. 4th series,vol.17: 105-113., available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/19267007
page(s): 108 [details]   
Type locality contained in Baie de l'Observatoire  
type locality contained in Baie de l'Observatoire [details]
Note Observatory bay, Kerhuelen.  
Type locality Observatory bay, Kerhuelen. [details]
Taxonomy Guille (1974, 1975) states that all seven of hsi specimens from Kerguelen-the type locality of P. affinis-'correspond...  
Taxonomy Guille (1974, 1975) states that all seven of hsi specimens from Kerguelen-the type locality of P. affinis-'correspond perfectly with the descriptions of Perrier and Fisher' (of P. lebruni from the Falkland/Magellan region) but inexplicably uses the subspecific name affinis lebruni rather than treating lebruni as a synonym of affinis, as this conclusion merits.

Also, Downey in Clark & Downey (1992) doubts the distinctness of any subspecies, so the inference is that at least lebruni must be a synonym of affinis, not a subspecies. [details]
Mah, C.L. (2018). World Asteroidea Database. Pteraster affinis Smith, 1876. Accessed at: http://www.marinespecies.org/asteroidea/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=172780 on 2018-05-28
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original description Smith, E. A. (1876). Descriptions of species of Asteridae and Ophiuridae from Kerguelen Islands. Annals and Magazine of Natural History. 4th series,vol.17: 105-113., available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/19267007
page(s): 108 [details]   

original description  (ofPteraster brachiatus Koehler, 1917) Koehler R. (1917). Échinodermes (astéries, ophiures et échinides) Recueillis par M. Rallier du Baty, aux îles Kerguelen, en 1913-1914. Annales de l'Institut océanographique. 7(8): 87pp., available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/45381490
page(s): 49 [details]   

original description  (ofPteraster aculeatus Koehler, 1920) Koehler, R. (1920). Echinodermata: Asteroidea. Scientific Reports of the Australiasian Antarctic Expedition C8: 1-308. , available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/162113
page(s): 168 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

original description  (ofPteraster marplatensis Bernasconi, 1935) Bernasconi, I. (1935). Dos nuevas especies de Pteraster en la Argentina. Physis. 11: 482-483.
page(s): 482 [details]   

basis of record Clarke, A.; Johnston, N.M. (2003). Antarctic marine benthic diversity. Oceanography and Marine Biology: an Annual Review. 41: 47-114. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available 

additional source Clark, A.M. & Courtman-Stock, J. (1976). The echinoderms of southern Africa. Publ. No. 766. British Museum (Nat. Hist), London. 277 pp. [details]   

basis of record  (ofPteraster aculeatus Koehler, 1920) Clark, A.M. (1996). An index of names of recent Asteroidea, part 3. Velatida and Spinulosida, in: Jangoux, M.; Lawrence, J.M. (Ed.) (1996). Echinoderm Studies, 5: pp. 183-250 (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source  (ofPteraster aculeatus Koehler, 1920) Danis, B. & Jangoux, M. (2006). The SCAR-MarBIN Register of Antarctic Marine Species: Asteroidea. World Wide Web electronic publication., available online at http://www.marinespecies.org/rams/ramsasteroidea.php [details]   

basis of record  (ofPteraster affinis aculeatus Koehler, 1920) Clarke, A.; Johnston, N.M. (2003). Antarctic marine benthic diversity. Oceanography and Marine Biology: an Annual Review. 41: 47-114. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available 

additional source  (ofPteraster brachiatus Koehler, 1917) Danis, B. & Jangoux, M. (2006). The SCAR-MarBIN Register of Antarctic Marine Species: Asteroidea. World Wide Web electronic publication., available online at http://www.marinespecies.org/rams/ramsasteroidea.php [details]   

basis of record  (ofPteraster brachiatus Koehler, 1917) Clark AM. An index of names of recent Asteroidea. In: Jangoux, M.; Lawrence, J.M. (Ed.) Echinoderm Studies, volumes 2-6 . Balkema: Rotterdam, The Netherlands. [details]   

basis of record  (ofPteraster marplatensis Bernasconi, 1935) Clark, A.M. (1996). An index of names of recent Asteroidea, part 3. Velatida and Spinulosida, in: Jangoux, M.; Lawrence, J.M. (Ed.) (1996). Echinoderm Studies, 5: pp. 183-250 (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source  (ofPteraster marplatensis Bernasconi, 1935) Danis, B. & Jangoux, M. (2006). The SCAR-MarBIN Register of Antarctic Marine Species: Asteroidea. World Wide Web electronic publication., available online at http://www.marinespecies.org/rams/ramsasteroidea.php [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
Taxonomy Guille (1974, 1975) states that all seven of hsi specimens from Kerguelen-the type locality of P. affinis-'correspond perfectly with the descriptions of Perrier and Fisher' (of P. lebruni from the Falkland/Magellan region) but inexplicably uses the subspecific name affinis lebruni rather than treating lebruni as a synonym of affinis, as this conclusion merits.

Also, Downey in Clark & Downey (1992) doubts the distinctness of any subspecies, so the inference is that at least lebruni must be a synonym of affinis, not a subspecies. [details]

From other sources
Type locality Observatory bay, Kerhuelen. [details]
 

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