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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLinckia multifora (Lamarck, 1816) 
AphiaID: 207607

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 editorOphidiasteridae > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLinckia
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLinckia Nardo, 1834
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLinckia costae Russo, 1894 (Probable synonym according to H.L. Clark (1921))
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLinckia leachi Gray, 1840 (synonym according to H.L. Clark (1921))
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLinckia typus Gray, 1840
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphidiaster multiforis Müller & Troschel, 1842
Sources  basis of record Tortonese, E. (1977). Report on Echinoderms from the gulf of Aqaba (Red Sea). Italian Journal of Zoology N.S. S. IX(12): 273-290. [details]

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Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Fossil range recent only
Distribution 
From other sources
Comores
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorComores [details]
Federal Republic of Somalia
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSomalia [details]
Indian Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorAldabra [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMascarene Basin [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorWest Indian Ocean [details]
Kenya
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorKenya [details]
Madagascar
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMadagascar [details]
Mozambique
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMozambique [details]
Red Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorRed Sea [details]
Republic of Mauritius
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMauritius [details]
Seychelles
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSeychelles [details]
South Africa
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSouth Africa (country) [details]
Tanzania
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTanzania [details]
(no group)
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEastern Africa & Madagascar [details]

Host of  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorStellicola flexilis Humes, 1976 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorStellicola novaecaledoniae Humes, 1976 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorStellicola pollex Humes & Ho, 1967 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorStellicola thorelli Kossmann, 1877 [via synonym] (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorStellicola caeruleus (Stebbing, 1900) (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Barcode of Life (53 barcodes) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (60 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (22 nucleotides; 21 proteins) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo USNM Invertebrate Zoology Echinodermata Collection 
Notes 
From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSpelling with lapsi multiflora McKnight, 1972, multiforas Gray 1840 and multiforis von Martens, 1866 [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSynonymy Phylogeographic studies by Williams (2000) support L. multifora as a synonym of L. laevigata but others (e.g., F.W.E. Rowe) continue to insist it is distinct. [details]

From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Colour in life: background blue-green with deep blue markings, deep fawn with brown markings or pale fawn with purple markings, always paler adorally (Humphreys, 1981).
Also distributed in Marshall Islands, Gilbert Islands Tuamotus, Canton Island, Saipan (Clark, 1954); SE Arabia, Persian Gulf, W India, Pakistan, Maldive area, Ceylon, East Indies, north Australia, Philippine, China south Japan, south Pacific Is. And Hawaiian Is. (Clark & Rowe, 1971); Australia (Rowe & Gates, 1995); Lakshadweep (India)(Sastry, 1991); Andaman Is. (Sastry, 1997).
General distribution: circumtropical (Tortonese, 1980); tropical, Indo-Pacific Ocean, depth range 0-46 m. (Rowe & Gates (1995) and Kalk (1958)); East coast of africa to Hawaiian Islands (Sastry, 1991).
Ecology: benthic, inshore, coral reefs (Rowe & Gates, 1995). [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorType locality Type locality: 'les mers d'Europe'. Type data: status undetermined in Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris (France) (Rowe & Gates, 1995).
In family Linckiidae in Tortonese (1980). [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:207607
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
1997-02-03 23:00:00Z  created  Vanden Berghe, Edward
2000-09-26 07:19:20Z  changed  Garcia, Maria
2008-10-22 04:26:17Z  changed  Mah, Christopher
  
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  Citation: Mah, C. (2014). Linckia multifora (Lamarck, 1816). 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=207607 on 2014-09-02
  
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