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

Goniaster tessellatus (Lamarck, 1816)

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

GoniasterL. Agassiz, 1836accepted genus name
Astrogonium Müller & Troschel, 1842 synonym
Phaneraster Perrier, 1894 synonym

Species group names

Asterias granularis Gmelin, 1791 synonym
Asterias tessellata Lamarck, 1816 synonym
Astrogonium dubium Perrier, 1869 synonym
Goniaster africanus Verrill, 1871 synonym
Goniaster americanus Verrill, 1871 synonym
Goniaster cuspidatus Gray, 1840 synonym
Goniaster sebae Gray, 1840 synonym


basis of record

Clark, A.M. (1993). An index of names of recent Asteroidea, part 2: Valvatida, in: Jangoux, M.; Lawrence, J.M. (Ed.) (1993). Echinoderm Studies, 4: pp. 187-366

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

Halpern, J.A. (1970). Goniasteridae (Echinodermata: Asteroidea) of the Straits of Florida. Bulletin of Marine Science 20(1): 193-286

additional source

Pawson, D. L., D. J. Vance, C. G. Messing, F. A. Solis-Marin, and C. L. Mah. 2009. Echinodermata of the Gulf of Mexico, Pp. 1177–1204 in Felder, D.L. and D.K. Camp (eds.), Gulf of Mexico–Origins, Waters, and Biota. Biodiversity. Texas A&M Press, College S

additional source

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





External Links

Barcode of Life
USNM Invertebrate Zoology Echinodermata Collection
Biodiversity Heritage Library (5 publications)


Mah, C. (2014). Goniaster tessellatus (Lamarck, 1816). 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:124033




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marine, not brackish, not fresh, not terrestrial


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