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Linckia multifora (Lamarck, 1816)

207607  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:207607)

accepted
Species
Linckia costae Russo, 1893 (Probable synonym according to H.L. Clark (1921))
Linckia leachi Gray, 1840 (synonym according to H.L. Clark (1921))
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Not documented
Type locality contained in European waters (ERMS scope)  
type locality contained in European waters (ERMS scope) [details]
Note 'les mers d'Europe'. Type data: status...  
From other sources
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]
Description Colour in life: background blue-green with deep blue markings, deep fawn with brown markings or pale fawn with purple...  
Description 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]
Mah, C.L. (2018). World Asteroidea Database. Linckia multifora (Lamarck, 1816). Accessed at: http://www.marinespecies.org/asteroidea/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=207607 on 2018-08-17
Date
action
by
1997-02-03 23:00:00Z
created
2000-09-26 07:19:20Z
changed
Garcia, Maria
2008-10-22 04:26:17Z
changed

original description  (ofLinckia costae Russo, 1893) Russo, A. (1893). Echinodermi raccolti nel Mar Rosso dagli Ufficiali della R. marina italiana. Bollettino della Società dei naturalisti in Napoli. 7: 159-163., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/30731#page/171/mode/1up
page(s): 163 [details]   

original description  (ofLinckia leachi Gray, 1840) Gray, J. E. (1840). XXXII. A synopsis of the genera and species of the class Hypostoma (Asterias, Linnaeus). Annals of the Magazine of Natural History. 6: 275-290., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/2336044#page/309/mode/1up
page(s): 285 [details]   

original description  (ofLinckia typus Gray, 1840) Gray, J. E. (1840). XXXII. A synopsis of the genera and species of the class Hypostoma (Asterias, Linnaeus). Annals of the Magazine of Natural History. 6: 275-290., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/2336044#page/309/mode/1up
page(s): 284 [details]   

original description  (ofAsterias multifora Lamarck, 1816) Lamarck, J.B.P.A. de. (1816). Asterie. Histoire naturelle des animaux sans vertebres. 2: 547-568., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/47698#page/557/mode/1up
page(s): 565 [details]   

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]   

additional source Rowe, F.W.E & Gates, J. (1995). Echinodermata. In ‘Zoological Catalogue of Australia’. 33 (Ed A. Wells.) pp xiii + 510 (CSIRO Australia, Melbourne.) [details]   

additional source Williams, S.T. (2000). Species boundaries in the starfish genus Linckia. Marine Biology 136: 137-148. [details]   

additional source Liu J.Y. [Ruiyu] (ed.). (2008). Checklist of marine biota of China seas. China Science Press. 1267 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available 

new combination reference  (ofOphidiaster multiforis (Lamarck, 1816)) Müller, J. and Troschel, F. H. (1842). System der Asteriden.1. Asteriae. 2. Ophiuridae. Vieweg: Braunschweig. xxx+134 pp. 12 pls., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/44159
page(s): 31 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

source of synonymy  (ofLinckia typus Gray, 1840) Sladen, W.P. (1889). Report on the Asteroidea. Report on the Scientific Results of the Voyage of H.M.S. Challenger during the years 1873-1876, Zoology. 30(51): xlii + 893 pages 118 plates., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/18948 [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

From editor or global species database
Spelling with lapsi multiflora McKnight, 1972, multiforas Gray 1840 and multiforis von Martens, 1866 [details]

Synonymy 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
Description 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]

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]
 

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