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Asteriidae  Gray, 1840
Taxonomic Serial No.: 157212

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Family  
  Synonym(s): Stenasterias Verrill, 1914
    Stenasterias macropora (Verrill, 1909)
    Notasteriinae Fisher, 1923
    Asterias fernandezianus Philippi in Quijada, 1911
    Asterias echinata Gray, 1840
    Asterias wilkinsoni Gray, 1840
    Asterias macropora (Verrill, 1909)
    Coscinasterias echinata (Gray, 1840)
    Coscinasterias gemmifera (Perrier, 1869)
    Leptasterias mexicana (Lütken, 1860)
    Pedicellaster sarsi Studer, 1885
  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  
          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  
                   SuperorderForcipulatacea Blake, 1987  
                      OrderForcipulatida Perrier, 1884  
                         FamilyAsteriidae Gray, 1840  
    Direct Children:  
                            GenusAdelasterias Verrill, 1914  
                            GenusAnasterias Perrier, 1875  
                            GenusAphanasterias Fisher, 1923  
                            GenusAphelasterias Fisher, 1923  
                            GenusAsterias Linnaeus, 1758  
                            GenusAstrometis Fisher, 1923  
                            GenusAstrostole Fisher, 1923 – seven rayed star 
                            GenusCaimanaster A. M. Clark, 1962  
                            GenusCalasterias Hayashi, 1975  
                            GenusCoronaster Perrier, 1885  
                            GenusCoscinasterias Verrill, 1870  
                            GenusCryptasterias Verrill, 1914  
                            GenusDiplasterias Perrier, 1891  
                            GenusDistolasterias Perrier, 1896  
                            GenusEvasterias Verrill, 1914  
                            GenusIcasterias Fisher, 1923  
                            GenusKenrickaster A. M. Clark, 1962  
                            GenusLeptasterias Verrill, 1866  
                            GenusLethasterias Fisher, 1923  
                            GenusLysasterias Fisher, 1908  
                            GenusMarthasterias Jullien, 1878  
                            GenusMeyenaster Verrill, 1913  
                            GenusNeosmilaster Fisher, 1930  
                            GenusNotasterias Koehler, 1911  
                            GenusOrthasterias Verrill, 1914  
                            GenusPerissasterias H. L. Clark, 1923  
                            GenusPisaster Müller & Troschel, 1840  
                            GenusPlazaster Fisher, 1941  
                            GenusPsalidaster Fisher, 1940  
                            GenusRathbunaster Fisher, 1906  
                            GenusSaliasterias Koehler, 1920  
                            GenusSclerasterias Perrier, 1891  
                            GenusStephanasterias Verrill, 1871  
                            GenusStylasterias Verrill, 1914  
                            GenusTaranuiaster McKnight, 1973  
                            GenusTarsastrocles Fisher, 1923  
                            GenusUniophora Gray, 1840  
                            GenusUrasterias Verrill, 1909  

  Expert: Christopher Mah   
  Notes: Research Collaborator, Department of Invertebrate Zoology (MRC163), National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC 20560-0163   
  Reference for: Asteriidae    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Asteriidae   
  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: Asteriidae   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Clark, Ailsa M., and Maureen E. Downey   
  Publication Date: 1992   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Starfishes of the Atlantic   
  Page(s): xxvi + 794   
  Publisher: Chapman and Hall   
  Publication Place: New York, New York, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-412-43280-3   
  Reference for: Asteriidae   

 Geographic Information
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