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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLinckia laevigata (Linnaeus, 1758) 
AphiaID: 207610

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 editorAsterias laevigata (Linnaeus, 1758)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLinckia browni Gray, 1840 (synonym according to H.L. Clark (1921))
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLinckia crassae Gray, 1840
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLinckia hondurae Domantay & Roxas, 1938
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLinckia miliaris (Muller & Troschel, 1840) (Synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLinckia rosenbergi von Martens, 1866 (Synonym according to Engel (1942))
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLinckia suturalis von Martens, 1866 (Synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLinckia typus Nardo, 1834 (synonym according to H.L. Clark (1921))
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphidiaster clathratus Grube, 1865 (synonym according to H.L. Clark (1921))
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphidiaster crassa (Gray, 1840) (synonym according to H.L. Clark (1921))
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphidiaster laevigatus Müller & Troschel, 1842
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphidiaster miliaris Müller & Troschel, 1842 (synonym according to H.L. Clark (1921))
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphidiaster propinquus Livingstone, 1932 (Synonym according to Rowe & Pawson (1977))
Sources  basis of record Clark, A.M. and F.W.E. Rowe. (1971). Monograph of Shallow-water Indo-West Pacific Echinoderms. Trustees of the British Museum (Natural History): 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]

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Vernacular
Names
 
Language   Name 
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorazure sea star  [details]
Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Fossil range recent only
Distribution 
From other sources
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 editorCargados Carajos [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMauritius [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Seychelles
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSeychelles [details]
Tanzania
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTanzania [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
(no group)
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEastern Africa & Madagascar [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSouth Africa [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorWestern Indian Ocean [details]

Host of  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAstroxynus culcitae Humes, 1971 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorStellicola flexilis Humes, 1976 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorStellicola illgi Humes & Stock, 1973 (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 semperi 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 (288 barcodes) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (50 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (405 nucleotides; 370 proteins) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo PESI 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo USNM Invertebrate Zoology Echinodermata Collection 
Notes 
From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription 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]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorType locality 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]
ImagesChecked: verified by a taxonomic editor 
Linckia laevigata
Linckia laevigata
Linckia laevigata
Linckia laevigata
Linckia laevigata
Linckia laevigata
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:207610
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 laevigata (Linnaeus, 1758). 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=207610 on 2014-08-23
  
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