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Asterias Linnaeus, 1758

123219  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:123219)

accepted
Genus
Allasterias Verrill, 1909 (synonym according to Fisher (1923, 1930))
Asteracanthion Müller & Troschel, 1840 (synonym according to Perrier (1875))
Parasterias Verrill, 1914 (Synonym according to Fisher (1930))
Species Asterias amurensis Lutken, 1871
Species Asterias forbesi (Desor, 1848)
Species Asterias rubens Linnaeus, 1758

Subgenus Asterias (Stolasterias) Sladen, 1889 accepted as Stolasterias Sladen, 1889 represented as Coscinasterias Verrill, 1867
Species Asterias acervata Stimpson, 1862 accepted as Leptasterias acervata (Stimpson, 1861) accepted as Leptasterias polaris acervata (Stimpson, 1862) represented as Leptasterias (Hexasterias) polaris acervata (Stimpson, 1861) (synonym)
Species Asterias affinis Brandt, 1835 accepted as Solaster affinis (Brandt, 1835) accepted as Crossaster papposus (Linnaeus, 1767)
Species Asterias alboverrucosa Brandt, 1835 accepted as Solaster endeca (Linnaeus, 1771) (Synonym according to Fisher (1911))
Species Asterias angulosa Abildgaard in O.F. Müller, 1788 accepted as Marthasterias glacialis (Linnaeus, 1758) (synonym according to Sladen (1889))
Species Asterias arancia Dewhurst, 1834 accepted as Ctenodiscus crispatus (Bruzelius, 1805) (Synonym according to Sladen (1889))
Species Asterias aranciaca Linnaeus, 1758 accepted as Astropecten aranciacus (Linnaeus, 1758) (synonym)
Species Asterias aspera O.F. Müller, 1776 accepted as Solaster endeca (Linnaeus, 1771) (Synonym according to Sladen (1889))
Species Asterias atlantica Verrill, 1868 accepted as Coscinasterias tenuispina (Lamarck, 1816) (Synonym according to Sladen (1889))
Species Asterias aurantiaca Tiedemann, 1816 accepted as Astropecten aranciacus (Linnaeus, 1758) (synonym according to Doderlein (1917))
Species Asterias bidentata Bruzelius, 1805 accepted as Ophiacantha bidentata (Bruzelius, 1805) (synonym)
Species Asterias bifida Pennant, 1777 accepted as Antedon bifida (Pennant, 1777) (basionym)
Species Asterias bispinosa Otto, 1823 accepted as Astropecten bispinosus (Otto, 1823) (synonym)
Species Asterias brachiata Montagu, 1804 accepted as Acrocnida brachiata (Montagu, 1804) (moved to genus Acrocnida by Gislén (1926))
Species Asterias caput-medusae Linnaeus, 1758 accepted as Gorgonocephalus caputmedusae (Linnaeus, 1758) (synonym)
Species Asterias carinifera Lamarck, 1816 accepted as Asteropsis carinifera (Lamarck, 1816) (Basyonym)
Species Asterias cartilaginea Fleming, 1828 accepted as Palmipes membranaceus (Retzius, 1783) accepted as Anseropoda placenta (Pennant, 1777) (synonym)
Species Asterias clathrata Pennant, 1777 accepted as Asterias rubens Linnaeus, 1758 (synonym)
Species Asterias coriacea Grube, 1840 accepted as Hacelia attenuata Gray, 1840 (synonym)
Species Asterias cribraria Stimpson, 1862 accepted as Leptasterias cribraria (Stimpson, 1862) accepted as Leptasterias groenlandica (Steenstrup, 1857) (synonym according to Fisher (1930) and Djakonov (1950))
Species Asterias crispata Bruzelius, 1805 accepted as Ctenodiscus crispatus (Bruzelius, 1805) (synonym)
Species Asterias echinata Delle Chiaje, 1828 accepted as Ophiothrix fragilis (Abildgaard in O.F. Müller, 1789) (synonym)
Species Asterias edmundi Ludwig, 1897 accepted as Sclerasterias neglecta (Perrier, 1891) (synonym)
Species Asterias endeca Linnaeus, 1771 accepted as Solaster endeca (Linnaeus, 1771) (synonym)
Species Asterias enopla Verrill, 1895 accepted as Urasterias lincki (Müller & Troschel, 1842) (synonym)
Species Asterias equestris Linnaeus, 1758 accepted as Hippasteria phrygiana (Parelius, 1768) (synonym)
Species Asterias filiformis O.F. Müller, 1776 accepted as Amphiura filiformis (O.F. Müller, 1776) (synonym)
Species Asterias fragilis Abildgaard in O.F. Müller, 1789 accepted as Ophiothrix fragilis (Abildgaard in O.F. Müller, 1789) (synonym)
Species Asterias gibbosa Pennant, 1777 accepted as Asterina gibbosa (Pennant, 1777) (synonym)
Species Asterias glacialis Linnaeus, 1758 accepted as Marthasterias glacialis (Linnaeus, 1758) (synonym)
Species Asterias gracilis Perrier, 1881 accepted as Stephanasterias albula (Stimpson, 1853) (synonym)
Species Asterias granularis Retzius, 1783 accepted as Ceramaster granularis (Retzius, 1783) (synonym)
Species Asterias gunneri Danielssen & Koren, 1883 accepted as Urasterias lincki (Müller & Troschel, 1842) (Synonym according to Doderlein (1900))
Species Asterias helianthemoides Pennant, 1777 accepted as Crossaster papposus (Linnaeus, 1767) (synonym)
Species Asterias hispida Pennant, 1777 accepted as Leptasterias (Leptasterias) muelleri celtica A.M. Clark in Clark & Downey, 1992 (synonym)
Species Asterias holsatica Bruzelius, 1805 accepted as Asterias rubens Linnaeus, 1758 (Synonym according to Sladen (1889))
Species Asterias hyperborea Danielssen & Koren, 1883 accepted as Leptasterias hyperborea (Danielssen & Koren, 1882) (synonym)
Species Asterias imperati Delle Chiaje, 1841 accepted as Luidia ciliaris (Philippi, 1837) (Synonym according to Sladen (1889))
Species Asterias irregularis Pennant, 1777 accepted as Astropecten irregularis irregularis (Pennant, 1777) (synonym)
Species Asterias johnstoni Gray in Johnston, 1836 accepted as Hippasteria phrygiana (Parelius, 1768) (Synonym according to Sladen (1889))
Species Asterias jonstoni Delle Chiaje, 1827 accepted as Astropecten jonstoni (Delle Chiaje, 1827) (synonym)
Species Asterias laevigata (Linnaeus, 1758) accepted as Linckia laevigata (Linnaeus, 1758)
Species Asterias longicauda Bruzelius, 1805 accepted as Ophioderma longicauda (Bruzelius, 1805) (synonym)
Species Asterias longipes Bruzelius, 1805 accepted as Chaetaster longipes (Bruzelius, 1805) (synonym)
Species Asterias madeirensis Stimpson, 1862 accepted as Marthasterias glacialis (Linnaeus, 1758) (Synonym according to Sladen (1889))
Species Asterias membranacea Retzius, 1783 accepted as Anseropoda placenta (Pennant, 1777) (Synonym according to Ludwig (1897))
Species Asterias militaris O.F. Müller, 1776 accepted as Asteriscus militaris (O.F. Müller, 1776) accepted as Pteraster militaris (O.F. Müller, 1776) (synonym)
Species Asterias minuta Linnaeus, 1761 accepted as Asterias rubens Linnaeus, 1758 (synonym according to Madsen (1987))
Species Asterias mülleri (M. Sars, 1846) accepted as Leptasterias (Leptasterias) muelleri (M. Sars, 1846) (Spelling variation for Asterias muelleri)
Species Asterias nigra Abildgaard in O.F. Müller, 1789 accepted as Ophiocomina nigra (Abildgaard in O.F. Müller, 1789) (synonym)
Species Asterias normani Danielssen & Koren, 1883 accepted as Leptasterias hyperborea (Danielssen & Koren, 1882) (Synonym according to Fisher (1930))
Species Asterias oculata Pennant, 1777 accepted as Henricia oculata (Pennant, 1777) (synonym)
Species Asterias ophidiana Lamarck, 1816 accepted as Ophidiaster ophidianus (Lamarck, 1816) (synonym)
Species Asterias ophiura Linnaeus, 1758 accepted as Ophiura ophiura (Linnaeus, 1758) (synonym)
Species Asterias panopla Stuxberg, 1879 accepted as Icasterias panopla (Stuxberg, 1879) (synonym)
Species Asterias papposus Linnaeus, 1767 accepted as Solaster papposus (Linnaeus, 1767) accepted as Crossaster papposus (Linnaeus, 1767)
Species Asterias pentacantha Delle Chiaje, 1827 accepted as Astropecten irregularis pentacanthus (Delle Chiaje, 1827)
Species Asterias pentaphylla Pennant, 1777 accepted as Ophiothrix fragilis (Abildgaard in O.F. Müller, 1789) (synonym)
Species Asterias perforata O.F. Müller, 1776 accepted as Henricia perforata (O.F. Müller, 1776) (original combination)
Species Asterias pertusa O.F. Müller, 1776 accepted as Linckia pertusa (O.F. Müller, 1776) accepted as Henricia sanguinolenta (O.F. Müller, 1776) (synonym)
Species Asterias phrygiana Parelius, 1768 accepted as Hippasteria phrygiana (Parelius, 1768) (original name)
Species Asterias placenta Pennant, 1777 accepted as Anseropoda placenta (Pennant, 1777) (synonym)
Species Asterias platyacantha Philippi, 1837 accepted as Astropecten platyacanthus (Philippi, 1837) (synonym)
Species Asterias polaris Sabine, 1824 accepted as Ctenodiscus crispatus (Bruzelius, 1805) (synonym)
Species Asterias rarispina Perrier, 1875 accepted as Marthasterias glacialis (Linnaeus, 1758) (synonym)
Species Asterias richardi Perrier in Milne-Edwards, 1882 accepted as Sclerasterias richardi (Perrier in Milne-Edwards, 1882) (synonym)
Species Asterias rosea O.F. Müller, 1776 accepted as Linckia rosea (O.F. Müller, 1776) accepted as Stichastrella rosea (O.F. Müller, 1776) (Basionym)
Species Asterias rubra Delle Chiaje, 18?? accepted as Ophiothrix fragilis (Abildgaard in O.F. Müller, 1789) (synonym)
Species Asterias rumphii Parelius, 1768 accepted as Solaster endeca (Linnaeus, 1771) (synonym)
Species Asterias sagena Bruzelius, 1805 accepted as Echinaster (Echinaster) sepositus (Retzius, 1783) (synonym according to Torotnese & Madsen (1979))
Species Asterias sanguinolenta O.F. Müller, 1776 accepted as Henricia sanguinolenta (O.F. Müller, 1776) (synonym)
Species Asterias savaresi Delle Chiaje, 1827 accepted as Coscinasterias tenuispina (Lamarck, 1816) (synonym to Gray (1866))
Species Asterias seposita Retzius, 1783 accepted as Echinaster (Echinaster) sepositus (Retzius, 1783) (synonym)
Species Asterias spinosa Pennant, 1777 accepted as Marthasterias glacialis (Linnaeus, 1758) (Synonym according to Sladen (1889))
Species Asterias spinosa Say, 1825 accepted as Asterias rubens Linnaeus, 1758 (synonym according to Downey in Clark & Downey (1992))
Species Asterias spinulosus Philippi, 1837 accepted as Astropecten spinulosus (Philippi, 1837) (synonym)
Species Asterias squamata Delle Chiaje, 1828 accepted as Amphipholis squamata (Delle Chiaje, 1828) (transferred to Amphipholis)
Species Asterias stellionura Valenciennes (MS) in Perrier, 1869 accepted as Urasterias lincki (Müller & Troschel, 1842) (Synonym according to Fisher (1930))
Species Asterias subinermis Philippi, 1837 accepted as Astropecten subinermis (Philippi, 1837) accepted as Tethyaster subinermis (Philippi, 1837) (synonym)
Species Asterias subulata Lamarck, 1816 accepted as Chaetaster longipes (Bruzelius, 1805) (synonym according to Perrier (1875))
Species Asterias tenuispina Lamarck, 1816 accepted as Asterias (Stolasterias) tenuispina Lamarck, 1816 accepted as Coscinasterias tenuispina (Lamarck, 1816) (Basionym)
Species Asterias tessellata Lamarck, 1816 accepted as Goniaster tessellatus (Lamarck, 1816) (synonym)
Species Asterias verruculata Bruzelius, 1805 accepted as Asterina gibbosa (Pennant, 1777) (Synonym according to Sladen (1889))
Species Asterias vulgaris Verrill, 1866 accepted as Asterias rubens Linnaeus, 1758 (synonym according to Downey in Clark & Downey (1992))
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent + fossil
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]   
ERMS (2018). Asterias Linnaeus, 1758. Accessed at: http://www.marbef.org/data/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=123219 on 2018-06-24
Costello, M.J.; Bouchet, P.; Boxshall, G.; Arvanitidis, C.; Appeltans, W. (2018). European Register of Marine Species. Asterias Linnaeus, 1758. Accessed at: http://www.marbef.org/data/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=123219 on 2018-06-24
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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]   

original description  (ofStellonia Nardo, 1834) Nardo, J.D. (1834). De Asteriis. Isis von Oken. 1834: 716-717., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/87984#page/388/mode/1up
page(s): 716 [details]   

original description  (ofUraster L. Agassiz, 1836) Agassiz, L. (1836). Prodrome d'une Monographie des Radiaires ou Echinodermes. Mémoires de la Société des Sciences naturelles de Neuchâtel. 1, 168-199., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/40297#page/180/mode/1up
page(s): 191 [details]   

original description  (ofAllasterias Verrill, 1909) Verrill, A.E. (1909). Description of new genera and species of starfishes from the North Pacific coast of America. American Journal of Science 28: 59-70., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/124423#page/75/mode/1up
page(s): 65 [details]   

original description  (ofParasterias Verrill, 1914) Verrill, A.E. (1914). Monograph of the shallow-water starfishes of the North Pacific coast from the Arctic Ocean to California. Harriman Alaska series: US National Museum 14: 1-408 pp., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/20755223
page(s): 53 [details]   

original description  (ofAsteracanthion Müller & Troschel, 1840) Müller, J. and Troschel, F. H. (1840). Ueber die Gattungen der Asterien. Archiv für Naturgeschichte. 6: 318-326., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/31587#page/328/mode/1up
page(s): 320 [details]   

original description  (ofAsteracanthium Brandt, 1851) Brandt, J.F. (1851). Bemerkungen uber die Asteriden und Echiniden Ochtskischen, Kamtschatischen und Behringschen Meeres. A. Th. v. Middendorff, Reise in den aussersten Norden and Osten Sibiriens, etc.,. vol. 2, pt. 1; Echinodermen, Ddr. F. Brandt und E. Grube pp. 27-34., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/114010#page/41/mode/1up
page(s): 27 [details]   

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. (look up in RoR[details]   

basis of record  (ofStellonia Nardo, 1834) 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. (look up in RoR[details]   

additional source  (ofAsteracanthion Müller & Troschel, 1840) 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 (look up in RoR[details]   

basis of record  (ofAsteracanthion Müller & Troschel, 1840) 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. (look up in RoR[details]   

basis of record  (ofAllasterias Verrill, 1909) 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. (look up in RoR[details]   

basis of record  (ofUraster L. Agassiz, 1836) 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. (look up in RoR[details]   

basis of record  (ofAsteracanthium Brandt, 1851) 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. (look up in RoR[details]   

basis of record  (ofParasterias Verrill, 1914) 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. (look up in RoR[details]   
 
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