Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Echinodermata > Subphylum Asterozoa > Class Asteroidea > Superorder Spinulosacea > Order Spinulosida > Family Echinasteridae > Genus Echinaster > Subgenus Echinaster (Echinaster)

Echinaster (Echinaster) sepositus (Retzius, 1783)

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

EchinasterMüller & Troschel, 1840accepted genus name
Echinaster (Othilia) Gray, 1840 synonym
Rhopia Gray, 1840 synonym
Thyraster Ives, 1890 synonym
Verrillaster Downey, 1973 synonym

Species group names

Asterias sagena Retzius, 1805 synonym
Asterias seposita Retzius, 1783 synonym
Echinaster sepositus (Retzius, 1783) synonym; alternate representation


Echinaster (Echinaster) sepositus sepositus (Retzius, 1783)


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



External Links

Link Marine Life Information Network - UK
Link To GBIF


Mah, C.; Hansson, H. (2012). Echinaster (Echinaster) sepositus (Retzius, 1783). In: Mah, C.L. (2012). World Asteroidea 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:125161




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marine, not brackish, not fresh, not terrestrial


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