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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterias Linnaeus, 1758 
AphiaID: 123219

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEchinodermata > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterozoa > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsteroidea > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorForcipulatacea > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorForcipulatida > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsteriidae > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterias
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Typetaxon Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterias rubens Linnaeus, 1758
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsteriidae Gray, 1840
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  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAllasterias Verrill, 1909 (synonym according to Fisher (1923, 1930))
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsteracanthion Müller & Troschel, 1840 (synonym according to Perrier (1875))
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsteracanthium Brandt, 1851 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorParasterias Verrill, 1914 (Synonym according to Fisher (1930))
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorStellonia Nardo, 1834 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorUraster L. Agassiz, 1836 (synonym)
Sources  original description Linnaeus, C. (1758). Systema Naturae per regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. Editio decima, reformata. Laurentius Salvius: Holmiae. ii, 824 pp., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/10277#page/3/mode/1up [details]

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 Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterias amurensis Lutken, 1871
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterias forbesi (Desor, 1848)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterias rubens Linnaeus, 1758

Subgenus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterias (Stolasterias) Sladen, 1889 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorStolasterias Sladen, 1889 represented as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCoscinasterias Verrill, 1867
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterias (Stolasterias) tenuispina Lamarck, 1816 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCoscinasterias tenuispina (Lamarck, 1816)
» Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterias (Stolasterias) volsellata Sladen, 1889 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCoronaster volsellatus (Sladen, 1889) (synonym)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterias acervata Stimpson, 1862 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLeptasterias acervata (Stimpson, 1861) accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLeptasterias polaris acervata (Stimpson, 1862) represented as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLeptasterias (Hexasterias) polaris acervata (Stimpson, 1861) (synonym)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterias affinis Brandt, 1835 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSolaster affinis (Brandt, 1835) accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCrossaster papposus (Linnaeus, 1767)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterias alboverrucosa Brandt, 1835 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSolaster endeca (Linnaeus, 1771) (Synonym according to Fisher (1911))
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterias angulosa Abildgaard in O.F. Müller, 1788 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMarthasterias glacialis (Linnaeus, 1758) (synonym according to Sladen (1889))
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterias arancia Dewhurst, 1834 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCtenodiscus crispatus (Retzius, 1805) (Synonym according to Sladen (1889))
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterias aranciaca Linnaeus, 1758 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAstropecten aranciacus (Linnaeus, 1758) (synonym)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterias aspera O.F. Müller, 1776 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSolaster endeca (Linnaeus, 1771) (Synonym according to Sladen (1889))
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterias atlantica Verrill, 1868 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCoscinasterias tenuispina (Lamarck, 1816) (Synonym according to Sladen (1889))
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterias aurantiaca Tiedemann, 1816 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAstropecten aranciacus (Linnaeus, 1758) (synonym according to Doderlein (1917))
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterias bidentata Bruzelius, 1805 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiacantha bidentata (Bruzelius, 1805) (synonym)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterias bifida Pennant, 1777 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAntedon bifida (Pennant, 1777) (basionym)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterias bispinosa Otto, 1823 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAstropecten bispinosus (Otto, 1823) (synonym)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterias brachiata Montagu, 1804 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcrocnida brachiata (Montagu, 1804) (moved to genus Acrocnida by Gislén (1926))
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterias caput-medusae Linnaeus, 1758 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGorgonocephalus caputmedusae (Linnaeus, 1758) (synonym)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterias carinifera Lamarck, 1816 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsteropsis carinifera (Lamarck, 1816) (Basyonym)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterias cartilaginea Fleming, 1828 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPalmipes membranaceus (Retzius, 1783) accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnseropoda placenta (Pennant, 1777) (synonym)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterias clathrata Pennant, 1777 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterias rubens Linnaeus, 1758 (synonym)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterias coriacea Grube, 1840 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHacelia attenuata Gray, 1840 (synonym)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterias cribraria Stimpson, 1862 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLeptasterias cribraria (Stimpson, 1862) accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLeptasterias groenlandica (Steenstrup, 1857) (synonym according to Fisher (1930) and Djakonov (1950))
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterias crispata Retzius, 1805 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCtenodiscus crispatus (Retzius, 1805) (synonym)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterias echinata Delle Chiaje, 1828 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiothrix fragilis (Abildgaard in O.F. Müller, 1789) (synonym)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterias edmundi Ludwig, 1897 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSclerasterias neglecta (Perrier, 1891) (synonym)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterias endeca Linnaeus, 1771 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSolaster endeca (Linnaeus, 1771) (synonym)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterias enopla Verrill, 1895 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorUrasterias lincki (Müller & Troschel, 1842) (synonym)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterias equestris Linnaeus, 1758 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHippasteria phrygiana (Parelius, 1768) (synonym)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterias filiformis O.F. Müller, 1776 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAmphiura filiformis (O.F. Müller, 1776) (synonym)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterias fragilis Abildgaard in O.F. Müller, 1789 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiothrix fragilis (Abildgaard in O.F. Müller, 1789) (synonym)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterias gibbosa Pennant, 1777 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterina gibbosa (Pennant, 1777) (synonym)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterias glacialis Linnaeus, 1758 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMarthasterias glacialis (Linnaeus, 1758) (synonym)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterias gracilis Perrier, 1881 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorStephanasterias albula (Stimpson, 1853) (synonym)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterias granularis Retzius, 1783 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCeramaster granularis (Retzius, 1783) (synonym)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterias gunneri Danielssen & Koren, 1883 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorUrasterias lincki (Müller & Troschel, 1842) (Synonym according to Doderlein (1900))
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterias helianthemoides Pennant, 1777 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCrossaster papposus (Linnaeus, 1767) (synonym)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterias hispida Pennant, 1777 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLeptasterias (Leptasterias) muelleri celtica A.M. Clark in Clark & Downey, 1992 (synonym)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterias holsatica Retzius, 1805 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterias rubens Linnaeus, 1758 (Synonym according to Sladen (1889))
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterias hyperborea Danielssen & Koren, 1883 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLeptasterias hyperborea (Danielssen & Koren, 1882) (synonym)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterias imperati Delle Chiaje, 1841 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLuidia ciliaris (Philippi, 1837) (Synonym according to Sladen (1889))
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterias irregularis Pennant, 1777 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAstropecten irregularis irregularis (Pennant, 1777) (synonym)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterias johnstoni Gray in Johnston, 1836 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHippasteria phrygiana (Parelius, 1768) (Synonym according to Sladen (1889))
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterias jonstoni Delle Chiaje, 1827 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAstropecten jonstoni (Delle Chiaje, 1827) (synonym)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterias laevigata (Linnaeus, 1758) accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLinckia laevigata (Linnaeus, 1758)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterias longicauda Bruzelius, 1805 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphioderma longicauda (Bruzelius, 1805) (synonym)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterias longipes Retzius, 1805 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorChaetaster longipes (Retzius, 1805) (synonym)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterias madeirensis Stimpson, 1862 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMarthasterias glacialis (Linnaeus, 1758) (Synonym according to Sladen (1889))
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterias membranacea Retzius, 1783 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnseropoda placenta (Pennant, 1777) (Synonym according to Ludwig (1897))
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterias militaris O.F. Müller, 1776 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsteriscus militaris (O.F. Müller, 1776) accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPteraster militaris (O.F. Müller, 1776) (synonym)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterias minuta Linnaeus, 1761 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterias rubens Linnaeus, 1758 (synonym according to Madsen (1987))
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterias mülleri (M. Sars, 1846) accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLeptasterias (Leptasterias) muelleri (M. Sars, 1846) (Spelling variation for Asterias muelleri)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterias nigra Abildgaard in O.F. Müller, 1789 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiocomina nigra (Abildgaard in O.F. Müller, 1789) (synonym)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterias normani Danielssen & Koren, 1883 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLeptasterias hyperborea (Danielssen & Koren, 1882) (Synonym according to Fisher (1930))
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterias oculata Pennant, 1777 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHenricia oculata (Pennant, 1777) (synonym)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterias ophidiana Lamarck, 1816 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphidiaster ophidianus (Lamarck, 1816) (synonym)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterias ophiura Linnaeus, 1758 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiura ophiura (Linnaeus, 1758) (synonym)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterias panopla Stuxberg, 1879 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorIcasterias panopla (Stuxberg, 1879) (synonym)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterias papposus Linnaeus, 1767 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSolaster papposus (Linnaeus, 1767) accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCrossaster papposus (Linnaeus, 1767)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterias pentacantha Delle Chiaje, 1827 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAstropecten irregularis pentacanthus (Delle Chiaje, 1827)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterias pentaphylla Pennant, 1777 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiothrix fragilis (Abildgaard in O.F. Müller, 1789) (synonym)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterias perforata O.F. Müller, 1776 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHenricia perforata (O.F. Müller, 1776) (original combination)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterias pertusa O.F. Müller, 1776 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLinckia pertusa (O.F. Müller, 1776) accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHenricia sanguinolenta (O.F. Müller, 1776) (synonym)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterias phrygiana Parelius, 1768 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHippasteria phrygiana (Parelius, 1768) (original name)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterias placenta Pennant, 1777 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnseropoda placenta (Pennant, 1777) (synonym)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterias platyacantha Philippi, 1837 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAstropecten platyacanthus (Philippi, 1837) (synonym)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterias polaris Sabine, 1824 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCtenodiscus crispatus (Retzius, 1805) (synonym)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterias rarispina Perrier, 1875 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMarthasterias glacialis (Linnaeus, 1758) (synonym)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterias richardi Perrier in Milne-Edwards 1882 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSclerasterias richardi (Perrier in Milne-Edwards 1882) (synonym)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterias rosea O.F. Müller, 1776 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLinckia rosea (O.F. Müller, 1776) accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorStichastrella rosea (O.F. Müller, 1776) (Basionym)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterias rubra Delle Chiaje, 18?? accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiothrix fragilis (Abildgaard in O.F. Müller, 1789) (synonym)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterias rumphii Parelius, 1768 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSolaster endeca (Linnaeus, 1771) (synonym)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterias sagena Retzius, 1805 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEchinaster (Echinaster) sepositus (Retzius, 1783) (synonym according to Torotnese & Madsen (1979))
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterias sanguinolenta O.F. Müller, 1776 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHenricia sanguinolenta (O.F. Müller, 1776) (synonym)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterias savaresi Delle Chiaje, 1827 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCoscinasterias tenuispina (Lamarck, 1816) (synonym to Gray (1866))
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterias seposita Retzius, 1783 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEchinaster (Echinaster) sepositus (Retzius, 1783) (synonym)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterias spinosa Pennant, 1777 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMarthasterias glacialis (Linnaeus, 1758) (Synonym according to Sladen (1889))
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterias spinosa Say, 1825 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterias rubens Linnaeus, 1758 (synonym according to Downey in Clark & Downey (1992))
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterias spinulosus Philippi, 1837 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAstropecten spinulosus (Philippi, 1837) (synonym)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterias squamata Delle Chiaje, 1828 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAmphipholis squamata (Delle Chiaje, 1828) (transferred to Amphipholis)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterias stellionura Valenciennes (MS) in Perrier, 1869 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorUrasterias lincki (Müller & Troschel, 1842) (Synonym according to Fisher (1930))
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterias subinermis Philippi, 1837 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAstropecten subinermis (Philippi, 1837) accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTethyaster subinermis (Philippi, 1837) (synonym)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterias subulata Lamarck, 1816 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorChaetaster longipes (Retzius, 1805) (synonym according to Perrier (1875))
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterias tenuispina Lamarck, 1816 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterias (Stolasterias) tenuispina Lamarck, 1816 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCoscinasterias tenuispina (Lamarck, 1816) (Basionym)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterias tessellata Lamarck, 1816 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGoniaster tessellatus (Lamarck, 1816) (synonym)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterias verruculata Retzius, 1805 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterina gibbosa (Pennant, 1777) (Synonym according to Sladen (1889))
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterias vulgaris Verrill, 1866 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterias rubens Linnaeus, 1758 (synonym according to Downey in Clark & Downey (1992))
Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Fossil range recent + fossil
Feedingtypes  omnivore [details]
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scavenger [details]
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Asterias rubens Linnaeus, 1758
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Asterias rubens Linnaeus, 1758
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Asterias rubens
Asterias rubens
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2004-12-21 15:54:05Z  created  Hansson, Hans
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  Citation: Mah, C.; Hansson, H. (2007). Asterias Linnaeus, 1758. Accessed through: Costello, M.J.; Bouchet, P.; Boxshall, G.; Arvanitidis, C.; Appeltans, W. (2017). European Register of Marine Species at http://www.marbef.org/data/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=123219 on 2017-10-18
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