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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPteraster affinis Smith, 1876 
AphiaID: 172780

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEchinodermata > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterozoa > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsteroidea > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorVelatida > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPterasteridae > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPteraster
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPteraster Müller & Troschel, 1842
Synonymised
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  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPteraster aculeatus Koehler, 1920
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPteraster affinis aculeatus Koehler, 1920
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPteraster brachiatus Koehler, 1917 (Synonym according to A.M. Clark (1962))
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPteraster lebruni Perrier, 1891 (Synonym according to Guille (1974).)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPteraster marplatensis Bernasconi, 1935 (Synonym according to A.M. Clark (1962) & confirmed by Bernasconi (1964).)
Sources  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]

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 Subspecies Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPteraster affinis lebruni Perrier, 1891

Subspecies Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPteraster affinis aculeatus Koehler, 1920 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPteraster affinis Smith, 1876
Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Fossil range recent only
Distribution 
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South Pacific Ocean
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMacquarie Island [details]
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Indian Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorKerguelen [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorPrince Edward Islands Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
South Africa
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSouth Africa (country) [details]
South Pacific Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMagellan Strait [details]
Southern Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorAntarctic Ocean [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorQueen Mary Land [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSouth Orkneys [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSubantarctic Isles [details]

Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Barcode of Life (10 barcodes) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (24 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Notes 
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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTaxonomy 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]

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Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorType locality Type locality: Observatory bay, Kerhuelen. [details]
Images Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor[show unreviewed]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:172780
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Date   action   by
2005-07-12 13:53:46Z  created  Vanden Berghe, Edward
2008-01-19 09:31:50Z  changed  Mah, Christopher
  
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  Citation: Mah, C. (2014). Pteraster affinis Smith, 1876. In: Mah, C.L. (2014) World Asteroidea database. Accessed through: Mah, C.L. (2014) World Asteroidea database at http://www.marinespecies.org/Asteroidea/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=172780 on 2014-09-17
  
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