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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterina cepheus (Müller & Troschel, 1842) 
AphiaID: 213129

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 editorAsterinidae > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterina
Status Unaccepted: synonym, or anything that is not accepted unaccepted
Accepted name  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAquilonastra cepheus (Muller & Troschel, 1842)
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterina Nardo, 1834
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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Variety Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterina cepheus var. iranica Mortensen, 1940 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAquilonastra iranica (Mortensen, 1940)
Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Fossil range recent only
Distribution 
From editor or global species database
Madagascar
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMadagascar [details]
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Federal Republic of Somalia
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSomalia [details]
Madagascar
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMadagascar [details]
Mozambique
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMozambique [details]
Seychelles
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSeychelles [details]
Tanzania
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTanzania [details]

Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (33 publications) 
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 
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Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Also distributed in Gilbert Islands, Okinawa, Seleo Island (Clark, 1954), Australia (Rowe & Gates, 1995). General distribution: tropical, west Pacific Ocean, Indo-Malayan Region. Depth range 0-70 m. (Rowe & Gates, 1995). [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorRemark Type locality: Jakarta (as Batavia), Indonesia. Holotype in Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris (France) (Rowe & Gates, 1995).
Treated as a subspecie of Asterina burtoni in James & Pearse (1969). Sometimes erroneously referred to as A. cephea. Asterina cepheus (Valenciennes) in Ludwig (1899).Asterina cephea Valenciennes in Decary (1924).Asterina cephea (Müller & Troschel, 1842) in Clark (1954). [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:213129
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Edit history
 
Date   action   by
1998-08-04 14:17:36Z  created  Vanden Berghe, Edward
2000-09-29 13:20:33Z  changed  Garcia, Maria
2008-12-10 02:34:30Z  changed  Mah, Christopher
2010-10-27 21:29:15Z  changed  Mah, Christopher
  
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  Citation: Mah, C. (2014). Asterina cepheus (Müller & Troschel, 1842). 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=213129 on 2014-07-23
  
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