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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEchinaster purpureus (Gray, 1840) 
AphiaID: 213317

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 editorSpinulosacea > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSpinulosida > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEchinasteridae > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEchinaster
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEchinaster Müller & Troschel, 1840
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCribrella fallax Dujardin & Hupé, 1862 (Synonym according to Sladen (1889))
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEchinaster eridanella Koehler, 1910 (Synonym according to A.M. Clark in Clark & Rowe (1971))
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEchinaster fallax Muller & Troschel, 1842 (Synonym according to Sladen (1889))
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEchinaster sepositus Michelin, 1845
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEchinaster vestitus Perrier, 1869 (synonym according to H.L. Clark (1921))
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphidiaster vestitus Perrier, 1869
Sources  original description Gray J.E. (1840). A synopsis of the genera and species of the class Hypostoma (Asterias Linnaeus). Annals of the Magazine of Natural History 6: 175-184; 275-290. [details]

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Vernacular
Names
 
Language   Name 
Albanian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorylli i kuq [from synonym]  [details]
Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Fossil range recent only
Distribution 
From other sources
Federal Republic of Somalia
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSomalia [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 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]
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 editorEastern Africa & Madagascar [details]

Host of  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterocheres lilljeborgi Boeck, 1859 [via synonym] (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBotulosoma endoarrhenum Carton, 1974 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterocheres thorelli (Sars G.O., 1879) [via synonym] (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
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 (34 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Notes 
From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Colour in life: golden brown to dark brown with large irregular brown markings transversely on arms (Humphreys, 1981).
General distribution: Red Sea and indian Ocean from Mozambique to the Bay of Bengal (Tortonese, 1980).
Also distributed in Ceylon and Bay of Bengal (Clark & Rowe, 1971). [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorRemark In subgenus (Othilia) in(Tortonese (1949). [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:213317
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
1997-02-03 23:00:00Z  created  Vanden Berghe, Edward
2000-09-14 06:49:43Z  changed  Garcia, Maria
2008-10-26 02:45:00Z  changed  Mah, Christopher
  
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  Citation: Mah, C. (2014). Echinaster purpureus (Gray, 1840). 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=213317 on 2014-08-27
  
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