Lophaster stellans

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Lophaster stellans, dorsal view
Lophaster stellans, ventral view


Taxonavigation: Valvatida 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Echinodermata
Subphylum: Eleutherozoa
Superclassis: Asterozoa
Classis: Asteroidea
Ordo: Valvatida

Familia: Solasteridae
Genus: Lophaster
Species: Lophaster stellans
Subspecies: L. s. marionis – L. s. stellans


  • Lophaster stellans Sladen, 1889


  • Lophaster abbreviatus Koehler, 1907  
  • Lophaster levinseni Perrier, 1888
  • Lophaster pentactis Perrier, 1891
    • Synonymized by Fisher (1940)


  • Clark, A.M. 1962. Asteroidea. Reports. B.A.N.Z. Antarctic Research Expedition, 1929-1931. Series B (Zoology and botany). 9: 1–104. PDF Reference page.  [p. 50–51 as Lophaster stellans]
  • Fisher, W.K. 1940. Asteroidea. Discovery Reports. 20: 69–306. BHL Reference page.  [p. 170–171; Fig. E, 3, 3a. As Lophaster stellans, synonymy]
  • Koehler, J.B.F.R. 1907. Astéries, Ophiures et Echinides recueillis dans les mers australes par la "Scotia" (1902-1904). Zoologischer Anzeiger. 32(6): 140-147. BHL Reference page.  [p. 144. Original description of Lophaster abbreviatus]
  • Sladen, W.P. 1889. Report on the Asteroidea. Report on the scientific results of the voyage of H.M.S. Challenger during the years 1873-76 Part 51, Zoology 30: i-xlii, 1-893 BHL Reference page.  [p. 460–461; Pl. LXXI, figs. 4, 5; Pl. LXXII, figs. 11, 12. Original description of Lophaster stellans]