Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Echinodermata > Subphylum Asterozoa > Class Asteroidea > Superorder Spinulosacea > Order Spinulosida > Family Echinasteridae

Henricia Gray, 1840

Rank: Genus
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

Cribella Forbes, 1841 synonym
Cribrella Lütken, 1857 synonym; alternate representation
Cyllaster A.H. Clark, 1916 synonym
Linckia Forbes, 1839 synonym
Magdalenaster Koehler, 1907 synonym
Spinohenricia Heding, 1935 synonym


Henricia caudani (Koehler, 1895)
Henricia cylindrella (Sladen, 1883)
Henricia eschrichti (Müller & Troschel, 1842)
Henricia fisheri A.M. Clark, 1962
Henricia hedingi Madsen, 1987
Henricia lisa A.H. Clark, 1949
Henricia oculata (Pennant, 1777)
Henricia perforata (O.F. Müller, 1776)
Henricia pertusa (O.F. Müller, 1776)
Henricia sanguinolenta (O.F. Müller, 1776)
Henricia skorikovi Djakonov, 1950
Henricia solida Djakonov, 1950
Henricia spongiosa (O. Fabricius, 1780)

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 Bokmål (Norwegian): blodsjøstjerner sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Norwegian: blodsjøstjerner sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Norwegian Bokmål: blodsjøstjerner
 Norwegian Nynorsk: blodsjøstjerner
 Nynorsk (Norwegian): blodsjøstjerner


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.

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

Clark, R.N. and S.C. Jewett. (2010). A new genus and thirteen new species of sea stars (Asteroidea: Echinasteridae) from the Aleutian Island Archipelago. Zootaxa 2571: 1-36.

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.

additional source

Rowe, F.W.E & Gates, J. (1995). Echinodermata. In ‘Zoological Catalogue of Australia’. 33 (Ed A. Wells.) pp xiii + 510 (CSIRO Australia, Melbourne.)

additional source

Clark, A.M. (1996). An index of names of recent Asteroidea, part 3. Velatida and Spinulosida, in: Jangoux, M.; Lawrence, J.M. (Ed.) (1996). Echinoderm Studies, 5: pp. 183-250



External Links



Mah, C. (2014). Henricia Gray, 1840. In: Mah, C.L. (2014) World Asteroidea database. 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:123276




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marine, not brackish, not fresh, not terrestrial


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