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Marthasterias glacialis  (Linnaeus, 1758)
Taxonomic Serial No.: 157289

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s): Asteracanthion glacialis (Linnaeus, 1758)
    Asteracanthion webbianum (d'Orbigny, 1839)
    Asteracanthion africanus Müller & Troschel, 1842
    Asterias glacialis Linnaeus, 1758
    Asterias africana (Müller & Troschel, 1842)
    Asterias angulosa Abildgaard in O. F. Müller, 1788
    Asterias rarispina Perrier, 1875
    Asterias madeirensis Stimpson, 1862
    Asterias undulata O. F. Müller, 1784
    Asterias spinosa Pennant, 1777
    Coscinasterias glacialis (Linnaeus, 1758)
    Marthasterias africana (Müller & Troschel, 1842)
    Marthasterias foliacea Jullien, 1878
    Marthasterias rarispina (Perrier, 1875)
    Stellonia glacialis (Linnaeus, 1758)
    Stellonia webbiana d'Orbigny, 1839
    Uraster glacialis (Linnaeus, 1758)
  Common Name(s): spiny starfish [English]
    astérie [Portuguese]
    estrella espinosa común [Spanish]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
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  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  

 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  
                            GenusMarthasterias Jullien, 1878  
                               SpeciesMarthasterias glacialis (Linnaeus, 1758) – spiny starfish, astérie, estrella espinosa común  

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






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