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Asteroidea taxon details

Linckia laevigata (Linnaeus, 1758)

207610  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:207610)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Not documented
Note unknown ('Mediterranean and ?Indian Seas")....  
From other sources
Type locality unknown ('Mediterranean and ?Indian Seas"). Also recorded from 'Coin Peros' by Bell (1909) - locality can't be traced.
Type data: syntypes whereabouts undetermined (Rowe & Gates, 1995). [details]
Description Colour in life: uniformly blue, grey, pink, purple or fawn. This contrasts with Pacific specimens from Palao examined by...  
Description Colour in life: uniformly blue, grey, pink, purple or fawn. This contrasts with Pacific specimens from Palao examined by A.M. Clark where they were all shades of blue (Humphreys, 1981).
Also distributed in Marshall Islands, Gilbert Islands, Guam, Solomon Islands, New Caledonia (Clark, 1954); Maldive area, Ceylon bay of Bengal, East Indies, north Australia, Philippine, China, south Japan, South Pacific Is. and Hawaiian Is. (Clark & Rowe, 1971); Australia (Rowe & Gates (1995) and Kalk (1958)); Lakshadweep (India)(Sastry, 1991).
General distribution: tropical, Indo-Pacific Ocean, depth range 0-60 m. (Rowe & Gates (1995) and Kalk (1958)); East coast of Africa to Hawaiian Islands (Sastry, 1991).
Ecology: benthic, inshore, continental shelf, coral reefs (Rowe & Gates, 1995). [details]
Mah, C.L. (2018). World Asteroidea Database. Linckia laevigata (Linnaeus, 1758). Accessed at: http://www.marinespecies.org/asteroidea/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=207610 on 2018-12-13
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 typus Nardo, 1834) Nardo, J.D. (1834). De Asteriis. <em>Isis von Oken.</em> 1834: 716-717., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/87984#page/388/mode/1up
page(s): 717 [details]   

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

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

original description  (ofLinckia hondurae Domantay & Roxas, 1938) Domantay, J.S. and Roxas, H. A. (1938). The Littoral Asteroidea of Port Galera Bay and adjacent waters. <em>Philippine Journal of Science.</em> 65(3): 203-237, 17 plates.
page(s): 221 [details]   

original description  (ofLinckia rosenbergi von Martens, 1866) Martens, E. von (1866). Ueber östasiatiche Echinodermen. I. Asteroiden (Fortsetzung). 3. Seesterne des indischen Archipels. II. Ophiuren. Archiv für Naturgeschichte 32:: 57-88; 133-189., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/31351#page/65/mode/1up [details]   

original description  (ofLinckia suturalis von Martens, 1866) Martens, E. von (1866). Ueber östasiatiche Echinodermen. I. Asteroiden (Fortsetzung). 3. Seesterne des indischen Archipels. II. Ophiuren. Archiv für Naturgeschichte 32:: 57-88; 133-189., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/31351#page/65/mode/1up [details]   

original description  (ofOphidiaster clathratus Grube, 1865) Grube, A.E. (1865). der Resultate seines Aufenthaltes auf der Insel Lussin. <em>Jahres-Bericht der Schlesischen Gesellschaft für Vaterländische Cultur.</em> 42: 47-54., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/46560306#page/61/mode/1up
page(s): 51 [details]   

original description  (ofOphidiaster miliaris Müller & Troschel, 1842) Müller, J. and Troschel, F. H. (1842). System der Asteriden.1. Asteriae. 2. Ophiuridae. <em>Vieweg: Braunschweig.</em> xxx+134 pp. 12 pls., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/44159
page(s): 30 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

original description  (ofOphidiaster propinquus Livingstone, 1932) Livingstone, A.A. (1932). Asteroidea. <em>British Museum (Natural History) Scientific Reports / Great Barrier Reef Expedition 1928-29.</em> 4(8): 241-265., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/49516829#page/301/mode/1up
page(s): 255 [details]   

original description  (ofLinckia laevigata f. hondurae Domantay & Roxas, 1938) Domantay, J.S. and Roxas, H. A. (1938). The Littoral Asteroidea of Port Galera Bay and adjacent waters. <em>Philippine Journal of Science.</em> 65(3): 203-237, 17 plates.
page(s): 221 [details]   

context source (Deepsea) Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO. The Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS), available online at http://www.iobis.org/ [details]   

context source (HKRMS) Clark, A. M. (1982). Echinoderms of Hong Kong. <em>In: Morton B, editor. Proceedings of the first international marine biological workshop: The marine flora and fauna of Hong Kong and southern China. Hong Kong University Press, Hong Kong.</em> 1: 485-501. [details]   

basis of record Clark, A. M.; Rowe, F. W. E. (1971). Monograph of shallow-water indo-west Pacific Echinoderms. <em>Trustees of the British Museum (Natural History).</em> London. x + 238 p. + 30 pls., available online at http://www.abctaxa.be/downloads/additional-information-volume-1/works-famous-holothuroid-workers/fwe-rowe/MonographIndoWestPacific.pdf [details]   

additional source Ludwig, H. (1899). Echinodermen des Sansibargebietes. <em>Abhandlungen der Senckenbergischen Naturforschenden Gesellschaft, Bonn.</em> 21(1): 537-563., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/85045#page/583/mode/1up [details]   

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

additional source Liu J.Y. [Ruiyu] (ed.). (2008). Checklist of marine biota of China seas. <em>China Science Press.</em> 1267 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available 
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

From other sources
Description Colour in life: uniformly blue, grey, pink, purple or fawn. This contrasts with Pacific specimens from Palao examined by A.M. Clark where they were all shades of blue (Humphreys, 1981).
Also distributed in Marshall Islands, Gilbert Islands, Guam, Solomon Islands, New Caledonia (Clark, 1954); Maldive area, Ceylon bay of Bengal, East Indies, north Australia, Philippine, China, south Japan, South Pacific Is. and Hawaiian Is. (Clark & Rowe, 1971); Australia (Rowe & Gates (1995) and Kalk (1958)); Lakshadweep (India)(Sastry, 1991).
General distribution: tropical, Indo-Pacific Ocean, depth range 0-60 m. (Rowe & Gates (1995) and Kalk (1958)); East coast of Africa to Hawaiian Islands (Sastry, 1991).
Ecology: benthic, inshore, continental shelf, coral reefs (Rowe & Gates, 1995). [details]

Type locality unknown ('Mediterranean and ?Indian Seas"). Also recorded from 'Coin Peros' by Bell (1909) - locality can't be traced.
Type data: syntypes whereabouts undetermined (Rowe & Gates, 1995). [details]
 

LanguageName 
English azure sea star  [details]
Japanese アオヒトデ  [details]
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