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Oreaster reticulatus  (Linnaeus, 1758)
Taxonomic Serial No.: 157043

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s): Asterias gigas Linnaeus, 1753
    Asterias pentacyphus Retzius, 1805
    Asterias reticulata Linnaeus, 1758
    Asterias sebae de Blainville, 1830
    Oreaster aculeatus (Gray, 1840)
    Oreaster gigas Lütken, 1859
    Oreaster bermudensis H. L. Clark, 1942
    Oreaster tuberosus Behn in Möbius, 1859
    Oreaster lapidarius Grube, 1857
    Pentaceros aculeatus Gray, 1840
    Pentaceros reticulatus (Linnaeus, 1758)
    Pentaceros gibbus Gray, 1840
    Pentaceros grandis Gray, 1840
  Common Name(s): cushioned star [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
    SubkingdomBilateria  – triploblasts  
          PhylumEchinodermata Bruguičre, 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  
                         FamilyOreasteridae Fisher, 1911  
                            GenusOreaster Müller & Troschel, 1842  
                               SpeciesOreaster reticulatus (Linnaeus, 1758) – cushioned star  

  Expert: Christopher Mah  
  Notes: Research Collaborator, Department of Invertebrate Zoology (MRC163), National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC 20560-0163   
  Reference for: Oreaster reticulatus    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Oreaster reticulatus   
  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: Oreaster reticulatus   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Clark, Hubert Lyman  
  Publication Date: 1933   
  Article/Chapter Title: A handbook of the littoral echinoderms of Porto Rico and the other West Indian islands   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Scientific survey of Porto Rico and the Virgin Islands, vol. 16, pt. 1   
  Page(s): 1-147   
  Publisher: New York Academy of Sciences   
  Publication Place: New York, New York, USA   
  Reference for: Oreaster reticulatus   

 Geographic Information
  Geographic Division: Western Atlantic Ocean  






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