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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcanthaster Gervais, 1841 
AphiaID: 205212

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 editorValvatacea > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorValvatida > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcanthasteridae
Status accepted
Rank Genus
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcanthasteridae
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  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEchinaster Gray, 1840
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEchinities Müller & Troschel, 1844 (A junior homonym of Echinites Gesner 1758; Leske 1778 (Echiniodea) according to Sladen (1889))
Sources  basis of record Clark, A.M. (1993). An index of names of recent Asteroidea, part 2: Valvatida, in: Jangoux, M.; Lawrence, J.M. (Ed.) (1993). Echinoderm Studies, 4: pp. 187-366 (look up in IMIS[details]

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 Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcanthaster brevispinus Fisher, 1917
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcanthaster planci (Linnaeus, 1758)

Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcanthaster echinites (Ellis & Solander, 1786) accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcanthaster planci (Linnaeus, 1758)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcanthaster echinus Gervais, 1841 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcanthaster planci (Linnaeus, 1758)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcanthaster ellisi (Gray, 1840) accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcanthaster planci (Linnaeus, 1758)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcanthaster mauritiensis de Loriol, 1885 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcanthaster planci (Linnaeus, 1758)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcanthaster pseudoplanci Caso, 1962 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcanthaster planci (Linnaeus, 1758)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcanthaster solaris Schreber, 1793 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcanthaster planci (Linnaeus, 1758)
Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Fossil range recent only
Distribution 
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Comores
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorComores [details]
New Zealand
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNew Zealand [details]

Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank  
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
Notes 
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Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription The members of the genus are confined to tropical seas where they inhabit coral reefs, usually in the littoral zone, while A. brevispinus has been recorded from somewhat deeper water. They feed on coral polyps. Occur throughout the Indo-Pacific region (Grindley, 1963). [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorRemark Type species: Acanthaster echinus Gervais, 1841 (=Asterias planci Linnaeus, 1758) by monotypy (Rowe & Gates, 1995). [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:205212
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Date   action   by
1999-09-04 22:25:11Z  created  Vanden Berghe, Edward
2000-10-01 17:04:30Z  changed  Vanden Berghe, Edward
2006-09-04 06:53:11Z  changed  Martinez, Olga
2008-12-07 14:43:37Z  changed  Mah, Christopher
  
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  Citation: Mah, C. (2014). Acanthaster Gervais, 1841. 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=205212 on 2014-10-24
  
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