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

Marthasterias glacialis (Linnaeus, 1758)

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

MarthasteriasJullien, 1878accepted genus name

Species group names

Asteracanthion africanus Müller & Troschel, 1842 synonym
Asterias angulosa Abildgaard in O.F. Müller, 1788 synonym
Asterias echinophora Delle Chiaje, 1827 synonym
Asterias glacialis Linnaeus, 1758 synonym
Asterias madeirensis Stimpson, 1862 synonym
Asterias rarispina Perrier, 1875 synonym
Asterias spinosa Pennant, 1777 synonym
Marthasterias foliacea Jullien, 1878 synonym
Stellonia webbiana d'Orbigny, 1839 synonym

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 Albanian: ylli i madh me papilla sources: Dhora, DH. 2008. Fjalor i emrave të kafshëve të Shqipërisë (Emri shkencor – Shqip – Anglisht) / Dictionary of animal names of Albania (Scientific names – Albanian – English). Camaj – Pipa. Shkodër, Albania. pp. 288.
 Bokmål (Norwegian): piggkorstroll sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Norwegian Bokmål: piggkorstroll sources: Systema Naturae ed. 10: 661.
 Norwegian Nynorsk: piggkorstroll sources: Systema Naturae ed. 10: 661.
 Nynorsk (Norwegian): piggkorstroll sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Swedish: taggsjöstjärna


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 J. Courtman-Stock. (1976). The echinoderms of southern Africa. Publ. No. 766. British Museum (Nat. Hist), London. 277 pp.

additional source

Southward, E.C.; Campbell, A.C. (2006). [Echinoderms: keys and notes for the identification of British species]. Synopses of the British fauna (new series), 56. Field Studies Council: Shrewsbury, UK. ISBN 1-85153-269-2. 272 pp.

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

North East Atlantic Taxa



External Links

Link Marine Life Information Network - UK
Link To GBIF


Mah, C.; Hansson, H. (2012). Marthasterias glacialis (Linnaeus, 1758). In: Mah, C.L. (2012). World Asteroidea database. In: Costello, M.J.; Bouchet, P.; Boxshall, G.; Arvantidis, C.; Appeltans, W. (2012) European Register of Marine Species, accessed through PESI at http://www.eu-nomen.eu/portal/taxon.php?GUID=urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:123803




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marine, not brackish, not fresh, not terrestrial


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