Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Echinodermata > Subphylum Asterozoa > Class Asteroidea > Superorder Valvatacea > Order Valvatida > Family Asterinidae > Genus Asterina

Asterina gibbosa (Pennant, 1777)

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

AsterinaNardo, 1834accepted genus name

Species group names

Asterias gibbosa Pennant, 1777 synonym
Asterias verruculata Retzius, 1805 synonym
Asterina minuta Nardo, 1834 synonym
Asteriscus arrecifensis Greeff, 1872 synonym

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 Albanian: yll deti jastëkor 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: estrelleta sources: Club d'immersió Facultat de Biologia, Universitat de Barcelona
 Dutch: vijfhoekige zeester
 English: starlet sources: Club d'immersió Facultat de Biologia, Universitat de Barcelona
 French: astérie bossue
 German: Fünfeckstern
 Italian: stella cuscinetto
 Spanish, Castillian: estrella de capitán


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

North East Atlantic Taxa





External Links

USNM Invertebrate Zoology Echinodermata Collection
Marine Life Information Network - UK
Barcode of Life (1 barcode)
Biodiversity Heritage Library (331 publications)


Mah, C. (2014). Asterina gibbosa (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:123987




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marine, not brackish, not fresh, not terrestrial


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