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

Henricia oculata (Pennant, 1777)

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

HenriciaGray, 1840accepted genus name
Cribella Forbes, 1841 synonym
Cribrella L├╝tken, 1857 synonym
Cyllaster A.H. Clark, 1916 synonym
Linckia Forbes, 1839 synonym
Magdalenaster Koehler, 1907 synonym
Spinohenricia Heding, 1935 synonym

Species group names

Asterias oculata Pennant, 1777 synonym
Cribrella oculata Forbes, 1841 synonym
Henricia sanguinolenta Nobre, 1930 synonym

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 English: Bloody Henry starfish sources: BIOTIC
 English-United States: Bloody Henry Starfish


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

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

Madsen, F.J. (1987). The Henricia sanguinolenta complex (Echinodermata, Asteroidea) of the Norwegian Sea and adjacent waters. A re-evaluation, with notes on related species. Steenstrupia 13(5): 201-268.

additional source

North East Atlantic Taxa

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

Biodiversity Heritage Library (21 publications)
Barcode of Life (1 barcode)
Marine Life Information Network - UK
GenBank (1 nucleotides; 0 proteins)


Mah, C. (2014). Henricia oculata (Pennant, 1777). 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:123970




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marine, not brackish, not fresh, not terrestrial


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