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

Linckia laevigata (Linnaeus, 1758)

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

LinckiaNardo, 1834accepted genus name

Species group names

Asterias laevigata (Linnaeus, 1758) synonym

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 English: azure sea star

Literature

basis of record

Clark, A.M. and F.W.E. Rowe. (1971). Monograph of Shallow-water Indo-West Pacific Echinoderms. Trustees of the British Museum (Natural History): London. x + 238 p. + 30 pls.

basis of record

Ludwig, H. (1899). Echinodermen des Sansibargebietes. Abhandl. d. Senckenb. naturf. Ges., Bonn, Vol. 21(1): 537 - 563.

additional source

Williams, S.T. (2000). Species boundaries in the starfish genus Linckia. Marine Biology 136: 137-148.

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External Links

Link To GBIF

Citation

Mah, C. (2012). Linckia laevigata (Linnaeus, 1758). 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:207610

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Occurrence

 Present  Absent  Doubtful  Native  Introduced  Naturalised  Invasive  Managed  No data

Environment


marine, not brackish, not fresh, not terrestrial

Importance

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Last modified

2008-10-22 by Christopher Mah

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