Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Echinodermata > Subphylum Asterozoa > Class Asteroidea > Superorder Valvatacea > Order Paxillosida > Family Astropectinidae > Genus Astropecten

Astropecten aranciacus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

AstropectenGray, 1840accepted genus name
Stellaria Nardo, 1834 later homonym
Stellaria Nardo, 1834 synonym

Species group names

Asterias aranciaca Linnaeus, 1758 synonym
Asterias aurantiaca Tiedemann, 1816 synonym
Astropecten antarcticus Studer, 1884 synonym
Astropecten crenaster Dujardin & Hupé, 1862 synonym
Astropecten meridionalis Studer, 1876 synonym
Astropecten perarmatus Perrier, 1869 synonym

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 Albanian: ylli i madh krëhëror 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.
 Catalan: estrella de sorra sources: Club d'immersió Facultat de Biologia, Universitat de Barcelona
 Spanish, Castillian: estrella de mar anaranjada


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. (1989). An index of names of recent Asteroidea, part 1: Paxillosida and Notomyotida, in: Jangoux, M.; Lawrence, J.M. (Ed.) (1989). Echinoderm Studies, 3: pp. 225-347

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.





External Links

Biodiversity Heritage Library (11 publications)
Barcode of Life (1 barcode)
GenBank (158 nucleotides; 13 proteins)
USNM Invertebrate Zoology Echinodermata Collection


Mah, C. (2014). Astropecten aranciacus (Linnaeus, 1758). 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:123856




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marine, not brackish, not fresh, not terrestrial


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