Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Echinodermata > Subphylum Asterozoa > Class Ophiuroidea > Order Euryalida > Family Gorgonocephalidae > Genus Gorgonocephalus

Gorgonocephalus caputmedusae (L., 1758)

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

GorgonocephalusLeach, 1815accepted genus name

Species group names

Asterias caput-medusae Linnaeus, 1758 synonym
Astrophyton linckii Müller & Troschel, 1842 synonym
Astrophyton scutatum Fleming, 1828 synonym

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 Swedish: medusahuvud

Literature

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

North East Atlantic Taxa

Genbank

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External Links

Link To GBIF

Citation

Stöhr, S.; Hansson, H. (2011). Gorgonocephalus caputmedusae (L., 1758). In: Stöhr, S., O’Hara, T. (Eds) (2011). World Ophiuroidea 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:124967

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Occurrence

 Present  Absent  Doubtful  Native  Introduced  Naturalised  Invasive  Managed  No data

Environment


marine, not brackish, not fresh, not terrestrial

Importance

no data

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Last modified

2007-07-18 by Sabine Stöhr

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