Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Echinodermata > Subphylum Asterozoa > Class Asteroidea > Superorder Forcipulatacea > Order Forcipulatida > Family Asteriidae > Genus Leptasterias > Subgenus Leptasterias (Leptasterias)

Leptasterias (Leptasterias) muelleri (M. Sars, 1846)

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

LeptasteriasVerrill, 1866accepted genus name
Eoleptasterias Djakonov, 1938 synonym

Species group names

Asterias mülleri Norman, 1865 orthographic variant
Asterias mülleri Norman, 1865 synonym
Leptasterias muelleri (M. Sars, 1846) synonym; alternate representation


Leptasterias (Leptasterias) muelleri celtica A.M. Clark in Clark & Downey, 1992
Leptasterias (Leptasterias) muelleri muelleri (M. Sars, 1846)

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 Swedish: tjockarmad sjöstjärna


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

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

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

additional source

Clark, A.M.and Mah, C. (2001). An index of names of recent Asteroidea, part 4. Forcipulatida and Brisingida, in: Jangoux, M.; Lawrence, J.M. (Ed.) (2001). Echinoderm Studies, 6: pp. 229-347





External Links

Marine Life Information Network - UK
USNM Invertebrate Zoology Echinodermata Collection


Mah, C. (2014). Leptasterias (Leptasterias) muelleri (M. Sars, 1846). 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:125158




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marine, not brackish, not fresh, not terrestrial


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