Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Echinodermata > Subphylum Asterozoa > Class Asteroidea > Superorder Forcipulatacea > Order Forcipulatida

Asteriidae Gray, 1840

Rank: Family
Taxon Status: accepted

Children

Asterias Linnaeus, 1758
Coronaster Perrier, 1885
Coscinasterias Verrill, 1870
Distolasterias Perrier, 1896
Icasterias Fisher, 1923
Leptasterias Verrill, 1866
Marthasterias Jullien, 1878
Orthasterias Verrill, 1914
Sclerasterias Perrier, 1891
Stephanasterias Verrill, 1871
Stylasterias Verrill, 1914
Urasterias Verrill, 1909

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 Swedish: trollsj√∂stj√§rnor

Literature

basis of record

Hansson, H.G. (2001). Echinodermata, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels, 50: pp. 336-351

additional source

Mah, C. & D. Foltz. (2011). Molecular Phylogeny of the Forcipulatacea (Asteroidea: Echinodermata): systematics and biogeography. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 162(3): 646-660

additional source

Clark, A.M. and M.E. Downey. (1992). Starfishes of the Atlantic. Chapman & Hall Identification Guides, 3. Chapman & Hall: London, UK. ISBN 0-412-43280-3. xxvi, 794 pp.

identification resource

Mah, C. & D. Foltz. (2011). Molecular Phylogeny of the Forcipulatacea (Asteroidea: Echinodermata): systematics and biogeography. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 162(3): 646-660

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Citation

Mah, C. (2014). Asteriidae Gray, 1840. In: Costello, M.J.; Bouchet, P.; Boxshall, G.; Arvantidis, C.; Appeltans, W. (2014) European Register of Marine Species, accessed through PESI at http://www.eu-nomen.eu/portal/taxon.php?GUID=urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:123121

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Occurrence

 Present  Absent  Doubtful  Native  Introduced  Naturalised  Invasive  Managed  No data

Environment


marine, not brackish, not fresh, not terrestrial

Importance

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Last modified

2010-02-13 by Christopher Mah

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