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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNardoa variolata (Retzius, 1805) 
AphiaID: 212316

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 editorNardoa
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNardoa Gray, 1840
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterias variolata Retzius, 1805
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLinckia variolata L. Agassiz, 1836
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMelia variolata Gistel, 1848
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNardoa agassizi Gray, 1840 (synonym according to Sladen (1889))
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScytaster variolatus Müller & Troschel, 1842
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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Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Fossil range recent only
Distribution 
From editor or global species database
Madagascar
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMadagascar [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
From other sources
Federal Republic of Somalia
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSomalia (inaccurate[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 editorReunion [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 [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorRodriguez [details]
Seychelles
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSeychelles [details]
Tanzania
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTanzania [details]
(no group)
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEast Africa [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEastern Africa & Madagascar [details]

Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Barcode of Life (2 barcodes) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (23 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Flickr 
Notes 
From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Colour in life: granules between plates mid brown, rest black, abactinal surface light grey-brown.
Eaten by shrimp Hymenocera elegans (Gnathophyllidae) which sits on the aboral surface and eats the arm tips (Humphreys, 1981).
General distribution: westrn Indian Ocean (Tortonese, 1980). [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorRemark Described by Gray according to Simpson & Brown (1910), by Linck according to Ludwig (1899).
In family Linckiidae in Tortonese (1980). [details]
ImageChecked: verified by a taxonomic editor 
Nardoa variolata
Nardoa variolata
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:212316
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
1997-02-03 23:00:00Z  created  Vanden Berghe, Edward
2000-09-11 07:17:12Z  changed  Garcia, Maria
2008-10-24 18:54:18Z  changed  Mah, Christopher
  
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  Citation: Mah, C. (2014). Nardoa variolata (Retzius, 1805). 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=212316 on 2014-07-24
  
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