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Pteraster  Müller & Troschel, 1842
Taxonomic Serial No.: 157107

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Synonym(s): Retaster Perrier, 1878
    Apterodon Fisher, 1940
    Hexaster Perrier, 1891
    Lophopteraster Verrill, 1895
    Marsipaster Sladen, 1882
    Pterasterides Verrill, 1909
    Temnaster Verrill, 1894
  Common Name(s): slime stars [English]
  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  
                   OrderVelatida Perrier, 1884  
                      FamilyPterasteridae Perrier, 1875  
                         GenusPteraster Müller & Troschel, 1842 – slime stars  
    Direct Children:  
                            Species Pteraster abyssorum (Verrill, 1895)  
                            Species Pteraster acicula (Downey, 1970)  
                            Species Pteraster affinis Smith, 1876  
                            Species Pteraster alveolatus Perrier, 1894  
                            Species Pteraster bathami Fell, 1958  
                            Species Pteraster capensis (Gray, 1847)  
                            Species Pteraster caribbaeus Perrier, 1881  
                            Species Pteraster corynetes Fisher, 1916  
                            Species Pteraster coscinopeplus Fisher, 1910  
                            Species Pteraster diaphanus (Ludwig, 1905)  
                            Species Pteraster educator Djakonov, 1958  
                            Species Pteraster flabellifer Mortensen, 1933  
                            Species Pteraster florifer Koehler, 1920  
                            Species Pteraster fornicatus Mortensen, 1933  
                            Species Pteraster gibber (Sladen, 1882)  
                            Species Pteraster hastatus Mortensen, 1913  
                            Species Pteraster hirsutus (Sladen, 1882)  
                            Species Pteraster hymenasteroides Djakonov, 1958  
                            Species Pteraster hystrix Harvey, 1989  
                            Species Pteraster ifurus Golotsvan, 1998  
                            Species Pteraster jordani Fisher, 1905  
                            Species Pteraster koehleri A. M. Clark, 1962  
                            Species Pteraster marsippus Fisher, 1910  
                            Species Pteraster militarioides H. L. Clark, 1941  
                            Species Pteraster militaris (O. F. Müller, 1776)  
                            Species Pteraster minutus Djakonov, 1958  
                            Species Pteraster multiporus H. L. Clark, 1908  
                            Species Pteraster obesus H. L. Clark, 1908  
                            Species Pteraster obscurus (Perrier, 1891)  
                            Species Pteraster octaster Verrill, 1909  
                            Species Pteraster personatus Sladen, 1891  
                            Species Pteraster pulvillus M. Sars, 1861  
                            Species Pteraster reticulatus Fisher, 1906  
                            Species Pteraster robertsoni McKnight, 1973  
                            Species Pteraster rugatus Sladen, 1882  
                            Species Pteraster rugosus H. L. Clark, 1941  
                            Species Pteraster solitarius Djakonov, 1958  
                            Species Pteraster spinosissimus (Sladen, 1882)  
                            Species Pteraster stellifer Sladen, 1882  
                            Species Pteraster temnochiton Fisher, 1910  
                            Species Pteraster tenuissimus (Bernasconi, 1966)  
                            Species Pteraster tesselatus Ives, 1888  
                            Species Pteraster tetracanthus H. L. Clark, 1916  
                            Species Pteraster texius Golotsvan, 1998  
                            Species Pteraster trigonodon Fisher, 1910  
                            Species Pteraster uragensis Hayashi, 1940  
                            Species Pteraster willsi R. N. Clark & Jewett, 2011  

  Expert: Christopher Mah  
  Notes: Research Collaborator, Department of Invertebrate Zoology (MRC163), National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC 20560-0163   
  Reference for: Pteraster    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Pteraster   
  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: Pteraster   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Clark, Ailsa M. / Jangoux, Michel, and John M. Lawrence, eds.  
  Publication Date: 1996   
  Article/Chapter Title: An index of names of recent Asteroidea, Part 3: Velatida and Spinulosida   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Echinoderm Studies, vol. 5   
  Page(s): 183-246   
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 90-5410-639-5, 0168-6100  
  Reference for: Pteraster   
  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: Pteraster   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Fisher, Walter Kenrick  
  Publication Date: 1911   
  Article/Chapter Title: Asteroidea of the North Pacific and Adjacent Waters, Part 1. Phanerozonia and Spinulosa   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: United States National Museum Bulletin, no. 76   
  Page(s): vi + 419   
  Publication Place:    
  Notes: Available online:   
  Reference for: Pteraster   

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