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Echinaster purpureus (Gray, 1840)

213317  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:213317)

accepted
Species
Cribrella fallax (Muller & Troschel, 1842) (Synonym according to Sladen (1889))
Echinaster fallax Muller & Troschel, 1842 (Synonym according to Sladen (1889))
Echinaster vestitus Perrier, 1869 (synonym according to H.L. Clark (1921))
Othilia purpurea Gray, 1840 (original combination)
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Gray, J. E. (1840). XXXII. A synopsis of the genera and species of the class Hypostoma (Asterias, Linnaeus). Annals of the Magazine of Natural History. 6: 275-290., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/2336044#page/309/mode/1up [details]   

(ofOthilia purpurea Gray, 1840) Gray, J. E. (1840). XXXII. A synopsis of the genera and species of the class Hypostoma (Asterias, Linnaeus). Annals of the Magazine of Natural History. 6: 275-290., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/2336044#page/309/mode/1up
page(s): 282 [details]   
Description Colour in life: golden brown to dark brown with large irregular brown markings transversely on arms (Humphreys, 1981).  
Description 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]
Mah, C.L. (2018). World Asteroidea Database. Echinaster purpureus (Gray, 1840). Accessed at: http://www.marinespecies.org/asteroidea/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=213317 on 2018-06-24
Date
action
by
1997-02-03 23:00:00Z
created
2000-09-14 06:49:43Z
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Garcia, Maria
2008-10-26 02:45:00Z
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original description Gray, J. E. (1840). XXXII. A synopsis of the genera and species of the class Hypostoma (Asterias, Linnaeus). Annals of the Magazine of Natural History. 6: 275-290., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/2336044#page/309/mode/1up [details]   

original description  (ofOphidiaster vestitus Perrier, 1869) Perrier, E. (1869). Recherche sur les pédicellaires et les ambulacres des astérides et des oursins. Thèses présentées à la Faculté des Sciences de Paris pour obtenir le Grade de Docteur ès Sciences Naturelles Victor Masson et fils, Paris. 5-188, plates 1-7., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/49472#page/11/mode/1up
page(s): 62 [details]   

original description  (ofEchinaster fallax Muller & Troschel, 1842) Müller, J. and Troschel, F. H. (1842). System der Asteriden.1. Asteriae. 2. Ophiuridae. Vieweg: Braunschweig. xxx+134 pp. 12 pls., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/44159
page(s): 23 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

original description  (ofOthilia purpurea Gray, 1840) Gray, J. E. (1840). XXXII. A synopsis of the genera and species of the class Hypostoma (Asterias, Linnaeus). Annals of the Magazine of Natural History. 6: 275-290., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/2336044#page/309/mode/1up
page(s): 282 [details]   

basis of record Clark, A. M.; Rowe, F. W. E. (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]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

From other sources
Description 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]

Remark In subgenus (Othilia) in(Tortonese (1949). [details]
 

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