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Mediaster  Stimpson, 1857
Taxonomic Serial No.: 157010

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Synonym(s): Isaster Verrill, 1894
  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  
                         FamilyGoniasteridae Forbes, 1841  
                            GenusMediaster Stimpson, 1857  
    Direct Children:  
                               Species Mediaster aequalis Stimpson, 1857  
                               Species Mediaster arcuatus (Sladen, 1889)  
                               Species Mediaster australiensis H. L. Clark, 1916  
                               Species Mediaster bairdi (Verrill, 1882)  
                               Species Mediaster boardmani (Livingstone, 1934)  
                               Species Mediaster brachiatus Goto, 1914  
                               Species Mediaster capensis H. L. Clark, 1923  
                               Species Mediaster dawsoni McKnight, 1973  
                               Species Mediaster elegans Ludwig, 1905  
                               Species Mediaster gartrelli H. E. S. Clark, 2001  
                               Species Mediaster murrayi Macan, 1938  
                               Species Mediaster ornatus Fisher, 1906  
                               Species Mediaster pedicellaris (Perrier, 1881)  
                               Species Mediaster praestans Livingstone, 1933  
                               Species Mediaster sladeni Benham, 1909  
                               Species Mediaster tenellus Fisher, 1905  
                               Species Mediaster transfuga Ludwig, 1905  

  Expert: Christopher Mah  
  Notes: Research Collaborator, Department of Invertebrate Zoology (MRC163), National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC 20560-0163   
  Reference for: Mediaster    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Mediaster   
  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: Mediaster   
  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: Mediaster   

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