Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Echinodermata > Subphylum Asterozoa > Class Asteroidea > Superorder Valvatacea > Order Notomyotida > Family Benthopectinidae > Genus Benthopecten

Benthopecten spinosissimus (Sladen, 1889)

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

BenthopectenVerrill, 1884accepted genus name
Pararchaster Sladen, 1885 synonym

Species group names

Pararchaster spinosissimus Sladen, 1889 synonym

Literature

original description

Sladen, W.P. (1889). Report on the Asteroidea. Report on the Scientific Results of the Voyage of H.M.S. Challenger during the years 1873-1876, Zoology 30(51): xlii + 893 pages 118 plates.

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

North East Atlantic Taxa

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.

Genbank

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External Links

Link To GBIF

Citation

Mah, C.; Hansson, H. (2012). Benthopecten spinosissimus (Sladen, 1889). 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:123838

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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

2008-10-20 by Christopher Mah

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