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Asteriidae  Gray, 1840
Taxonomic Serial No.: 157212

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Family  
  Synonym(s): Stenasterias Verrill, 1914
    Stenasterias macropora (Verrill, 1909)
    Notasteriinae Fisher, 1923
    Asterias fernandezianus Philippi in Quijada, 1911
    Asterias echinata Gray, 1840
    Asterias wilkinsoni Gray, 1840
    Asterias macropora (Verrill, 1909)
    Coscinasterias echinata (Gray, 1840)
    Coscinasterias gemmifera (Perrier, 1869)
    Leptasterias mexicana (Lütken, 1860)
    Pedicellaster sarsi Studer, 1885
  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  
                   SuperorderForcipulatacea Blake, 1987  
                      OrderForcipulatida Perrier, 1884  
                         FamilyAsteriidae Gray, 1840  
    Direct Children:  
                            Genus Adelasterias Verrill, 1914  
                            Genus Anasterias Perrier, 1875  
                            Genus Aphanasterias Fisher, 1923  
                            Genus Aphelasterias Fisher, 1923  
                            Genus Asterias Linnaeus, 1758  
                            Genus Astrometis Fisher, 1923  
                            Genus Astrostole Fisher, 1923 – seven rayed star 
                            Genus Caimanaster A. M. Clark, 1962  
                            Genus Calasterias Hayashi, 1975  
                            Genus Coronaster Perrier, 1885  
                            Genus Coscinasterias Verrill, 1870  
                            Genus Cryptasterias Verrill, 1914  
                            Genus Diplasterias Perrier, 1891  
                            Genus Distolasterias Perrier, 1896  
                            Genus Evasterias Verrill, 1914  
                            Genus Icasterias Fisher, 1923  
                            Genus Kenrickaster A. M. Clark, 1962  
                            Genus Leptasterias Verrill, 1866  
                            Genus Lethasterias Fisher, 1923  
                            Genus Lysasterias Fisher, 1908  
                            Genus Marthasterias Jullien, 1878  
                            Genus Meyenaster Verrill, 1913  
                            Genus Neosmilaster Fisher, 1930  
                            Genus Notasterias Koehler, 1911  
                            Genus Orthasterias Verrill, 1914  
                            Genus Perissasterias H. L. Clark, 1923  
                            Genus Pisaster Müller & Troschel, 1840  
                            Genus Plazaster Fisher, 1941  
                            Genus Psalidaster Fisher, 1940  
                            Genus Rathbunaster Fisher, 1906  
                            Genus Saliasterias Koehler, 1920  
                            Genus Sclerasterias Perrier, 1891  
                            Genus Stephanasterias Verrill, 1871  
                            Genus Stylasterias Verrill, 1914  
                            Genus Taranuiaster McKnight, 1973  
                            Genus Tarsastrocles Fisher, 1923  
                            Genus Uniophora Gray, 1840  
                            Genus Urasterias Verrill, 1909  

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

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