Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Echinodermata > Subphylum Echinozoa > Class Echinoidea > Subclass Euechinoidea > Infraclass Irregularia > Superorder Atelostomata > Order Spatangoida > Suborder Paleopneustina > Family Schizasteridae > Genus Brisaster

Brisaster fragilis (Düben & Koren, 1844)

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

BrisasterGray, 1855accepted genus name

Species group names

Brissus fragilis Düben & Koren, 1844 synonym
Schizaster fragilis (Düben & Koren, 1844) synonym

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 Bokmål (Norwegian): dypvannssjømus sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Norwegian: dypvannssjømus sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Norwegian Bokmål: dypvannssjømus sources: Scand. Echinodermata: 280
 Norwegian Nynorsk: djupvassjømus sources: Scand. Echinodermata: 280
 Nynorsk (Norwegian): djupvassjømus sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Swedish: lervecksjöborre


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

Brunel, P., Bosse, L. & Lamarche, G. (1998). Catalogue of the marine invertebrates of the estuary and Gulf of St. Lawrence. Canadian Special Publication of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 126. 405 p.

additional source

ITIS database

additional source

Mortensen, T. 1951. A Monograph of the Echinoidea. V, 2. Spatangoida II. Amphisternata II. Spatangidæ, Loveniidæ, Pericosmidæ, Schizasteridæ, Brissidæ, pp. 593. C. A. Reitzel; Copenhagen.

additional source

Dyntaxa (2013) Swedish Taxonomic Database. Accessed at www.dyntaxa.se [15-01-2013].





External Links

USNM Invertebrate Zoology Echinodermata Collection
GenBank (3 nucleotides; 1 proteins)
Barcode of Life (1 barcode)
Biodiversity Heritage Library (29 publications)


Kroh, A. (2014). Brisaster fragilis (Düben & Koren, 1844). In: Kroh, A. & Mooi, R. (2014) World Echinoidea 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:124404




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marine, not brackish, not fresh, not terrestrial


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