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

Ceramaster granularis (Retzius, 1783)

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

CeramasterVerrill, 1899accepted genus name
Philonaster Koehler, 1909 synonym

Species group names

Asterias granularis Retzius, 1783 synonym
Astrogonium boreale Barrett, 1857 synonym
Pentagonaster eximius Verrill, 1894 synonym


Ceramaster granularis granularis (Retzius, 1783)

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 Bokmål (Norwegian): sjøkjeks sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Norwegian Bokmål: sjøkjeks sources: Zoologicae Daniae Prodormus
 Norwegian Nynorsk: sjøkjeks sources: Zoologicae Daniae Prodormus
 Nynorsk (Norwegian): sjøkjeks sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Swedish: sjökex


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

Gosner, K.L. 1971. Guide to identification of marine and estuarine invertebrates: Cape Hatteras to the Bay of Fundy. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 693 p.

additional source

ITIS database



External Links

Link To GBIF


Mah, C.; Hansson, H. (2011). Ceramaster granularis. In: Mah, C.L. (2011). 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:124020




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marine, not brackish, not fresh, not terrestrial


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