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

Peltaster placenta (Müller & Troschel, 1842)

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

PeltasterVerrill, 1899accepted genus name

Species group names

Goniaster nidarosiensis Storm, 1881 synonym
Goniodiscus acutus Heller, 1863 synonym
Goniodiscus placenta Müller & Troschel, 1842 synonym
Goniodiscus placentaeformis Heller, 1863 synonym
Peltaster hebes Verrill, 1899 synonym
Pentagonaster minor Koehler, 1895 synonym
Pentagonaster mirabilis Perrier, 1875 synonym
Pentagonaster planus Verrill, 1895 synonym
Pentagonaster vincenti Perrier, 1885 synonym

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 Bokmål (Norwegian): storsjøkjeks sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Norwegian: storsjøkjeks sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Norwegian Bokmål: storsjøkjeks sources: System der Asteriden 1. Asteriae: 59.
 Norwegian Nynorsk: storsjøkjeks sources: System der Asteriden 1. Asteriae: 59.
 Nynorsk (Norwegian): storsjøkjeks


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. 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

North East Atlantic Taxa





External Links

Barcode of Life (4 barcodes)
USNM Invertebrate Zoology Echinodermata Collection


Mah, C. (2014). Peltaster placenta (Müller & Troschel, 1842). 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:124055




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marine, not brackish, not fresh, not terrestrial


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