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O'loughlin, P. M. (2002). New genus and species of Southern Australian and Pacific Asterinidae (Echinodermata, Asteroidea. Memoirs of Museum Victoria. 59(2): 277-296.
O'loughlin, P. M.
New genus and species of Southern Australian and Pacific Asterinidae (Echinodermata, Asteroidea
Memoirs of Museum Victoria
59(2): 277-296
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The diagnostic characters of the Asterinidae species Asterina atyphoida H.L. Clark from southern Australia and Asterina gibbosa (Pennant) from the Atlantic, type species of AsterinaNardo, are reviewed. Asterina atyphoida is referred to Meridastra gen. nov., with four other species: Meridastra fissura sp. nov. and Meridastra nigranota sp. nov. from southern Australia, Meridastra rapa sp. nov. from the central south Pacific, and Meridiastra modesta (Verrill) from the Pacific coast of Panama and Mexico. Asterina augustincasoi Caso is synonymised with Meridastra modesta (Verrill). Asterinides Verrill is recognized as a valid genus. Meridastra fissura is fissiparous. Meridastra is distributed from southern Australia to the Pacific coast of Mexico and Panama. A key is provided for the species of Meridastra.
Pacific, East Tropical
Southern Australia
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Systematics, Taxonomy
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Meridiastra O'Loughlin, 2002 (original description)
Meridiastra atyphoida (H.L. Clark, 1916) (new combination reference)
Meridiastra fissura O'Loughlin, 2002 (original description)
Meridiastra modesta (Verrill, 1867) (new combination reference)
Meridiastra nigranota O'Loughlin, 2002 (original description)
Meridiastra rapa O'Loughlin, 2002 (original description)