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Solaster  Forbes, 1839
Taxonomic Serial No.: 157074

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Synonym(s): Endeca Gray, 1840
  Common Name(s):    
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: complete   
  Latest Record Review: 2014   

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
    SubkingdomBilateria  – triploblasts  
          PhylumEchinodermata Bruguière, 1791 [ex Klein, 1734] – echinoderms, échinodermes, bolacha da praia, equinoderma, equinodermata, estrela do mar, ouriço do mar  
                ClassAsteroidea de Blainville, 1830 – étoiles de mer, stelléridés, estrela do mar, sea stars, starfishes, starfish, estrella de mar  
                   SuperorderValvatacea Blake, 1987  
                      OrderValvatida Perrier, 1884  
                         FamilySolasteridae Viguier, 1878 – sun stars  
                            GenusSolaster Forbes, 1839  
    Direct Children:  
                               Species Solaster abyssicola Verrill, 1885  
                               Species Solaster benedicti Verrill, 1894  
                               Species Solaster caribbaeus Verrill, 1915  
                               Species Solaster dawsoni Verrill, 1880  
                               Species Solaster earlli Verrill, 1879  
                               Species Solaster endeca (Linnaeus, 1771) – purple sun star 
                               Species Solaster exiguus Fisher, 1910  
                               Species Solaster glacialis Danielssen & Koren, 1881  
                               Species Solaster haliplous Djakonov, 1958  
                               Species Solaster hexactis R. N. Clark & Jewett, 2011  
                               Species Solaster hypothrissus Fisher, 1910  
                               Species Solaster intermedius Hayashi, 1939  
                               Species Solaster longoi Stampanato & Jangoux, 1993  
                               Species Solaster notophrynus Downey, 1971  
                               Species Solaster pacificus Djakonov, 1938  
                               Species Solaster paxillatus Sladen, 1889  
                               Species Solaster regularis Sladen, 1889  
                               Species Solaster spectabilis R. N. Clark & Jewett, 2011  
                               Species Solaster stimpsoni Verrill, 1880  
                               Species Solaster syrtensis Verrill, 1894  
                               Species Solaster torulatus Sladen, 1889  
                               Species Solaster tropicus Fisher, 1913  
                               Species Solaster uchidai Hayashi, 1939  

  Expert: Christopher Mah  
  Notes: Research Collaborator, Department of Invertebrate Zoology (MRC163), National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC 20560-0163   
  Reference for: Solaster    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Solaster   
  Source: WoRMS - World Asteroidea Database, database (version undefined)  
  Acquired: 2014   
  Notes: Mah, C.L. (2014) World Asteroidea database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at   
  Reference for: Solaster   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): D'yakonov, A. M.  
  Publication Date: 1950   
  Article/Chapter Title: Sea Stars (Asteroids) of the USSR Seas   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Zoological Institute of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR, no. 34   
  Page(s): vi + 183   
  Publication Place:    
  Notes: 1968 translation from Russian by the Smithsonian Institution and National Science Foundation, Translator/Editor Rae Finesilver   
  Reference for: Solaster   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Fisher, Walter Kenrick  
  Publication Date: 1911   
  Article/Chapter Title: Asteroidea of the North Pacific and Adjacent Waters, Part 1. Phanerozonia and Spinulosa   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: United States National Museum Bulletin, no. 76   
  Page(s): vi + 419   
  Publication Place:    
  Notes: Available online:   
  Reference for: Solaster   

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