Asterina (Asterinidae)

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Asterina (Asterinidae)


Taxonavigation: Leptognathina 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Echinodermata
Subphylum: Eleutherozoa
Superclassis: Asterozoa
Classis: Asteroidea
Ordo: Spinulosida
Subordo: Leptognathina

Familia: Asterinidae
Genus: Asterina
Species: A. folium – A. gibbosa - A. hartmeyeri – A. hoensonae – A. martinbarriosi – A. miniata – A. pancerii – A. phylactica – A. vicentae


Asterina Nardo, 1834

Type species: Asterias gibbosa Pennant, 1777 by subsequent designation by Fisher, 1906.


  • Allopatiria Verrill, 1913 (synonymized by O'Loughlin & Waters 2004: 15).


  • O'Loughlin, P.M. 2009: New asterinid species from Africa and Australia (Echinodermata: Asteroidea:Asterinidae). Memoirs of Museum Victoria, 66 (2): 203–213. Full article: [1].
  • O’Loughlin, P.M.; Waters, J.M. 2004: A molecular and morphological revision of genera of Asterinidae (Echinodermata: Asteroidea). Memoirs of Museum Victoria, 61: 1–40. [2]
  • López-Márquez, V., Acevedo I., Manjón-Cabeza E., García-Jiménez R., Templado J., and Machordom, A. (2018). Looking for morphological evidence of cryptic species in Asterina Nardo, 1834 (Echinodermata: Asteroidea). The redescription of Asterina pancerii (Gasco, 1870) and the description of two new species. Invertebrate Systematics. 32:505-523.