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

Coscinasterias tenuispina (Lamarck, 1816)

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

CoscinasteriasVerrill, 1870accepted genus name
Asterias (Stolasterias) Sladen, 1889 synonym
Lytaster Perrier, 1894 synonym

Species group names

Asterias tenuispina Lamarck, 1816 basionym
Asterias atlantica Verrill, 1868 synonym
Asterias savaresi Delle Chiaje, 1825 synonym
Asterias tenuispina Lamarck, 1816 synonym
Lytaster inaequalis Perrier, 1894 synonym

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 Catalan: estrella d'espines primes sources: Club d'immersió Facultat de Biologia, Universitat de Barcelona
 English: blue spiny starfish
 French: étoile de mer épineuse
 German: Dornenstern Blauwestekelster
 Italian: stella marina spinosa minore; stella marina variabile; stella pungente minore
 Spanish, Castillian: estrella de espinas finas; estrella espinosa azul


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, 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

Pawson, D. L., D. J. Vance, C. G. Messing, F. A. Solis-Marin, and C. L. Mah. 2009. Echinodermata of the Gulf of Mexico, Pp. 1177–1204 in Felder, D.L. and D.K. Camp (eds.), Gulf of Mexico–Origins, Waters, and Biota. Biodiversity. Texas A&M Press, College S





External Links

Biodiversity Heritage Library (17 publications)
USNM Invertebrate Zoology Echinodermata Collection
Barcode of Life (10 barcodes)
GenBank (25 nucleotides; 21 proteins)


Mah, C. (2014). Coscinasterias tenuispina. 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:123795




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marine, not brackish, not fresh, not terrestrial


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