Circeaster americanus

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Circeaster americanus

Taxonavigation edit

Taxonavigation: Granulosina 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Echinodermata
Subphylum: Eleutherozoa
Superclassis: Asterozoa
Classis: Asteroidea
Ordo: Valvatida
Subordo: Granulosina

Familia: Goniasteridae
Genus: Circeaster
Species: Circeaster americanus

Name edit

Circeaster americanus (A.H. Clark, 1916) Halpern, 1970

  • original combination: Lydiaster americanus A.H. Clark, 1916
  • Type locality: Gulf of Mexico, U.S.A., Florida, South of Pensacola. "Albatros" station 2395. 28°36'15.1"N, 86°49'59.9"W. Depth 635m.

Synonymy edit

  • Synonymized by Halpern (1970)
  • Type locality: Cuba, Nicholas Channel, off Puerto Sagua la Grande
  • Holotype: MCZ AST-3819 [2]
  • Paratypes: MCZ AST-502 [3];MCZ AST-3984 [4];MCZ AST-3985 [5]

References edit

Primary references edit

  • Clark, A.H. 1916. A new starfish (Lydiaster americanus) from the Gulf of Mexico, representing a section of the subfamily Goniasterinae hitherto known only from the Indo-Pacific region. Journal of the Washington Academy of Sciences. 6(4): 141–144. BHL Reference page.  [original description of Lydiaster americanus p. 141–144]
  • Clark, H.L. 1941. Reports on the scientific results of the Atlantis expeditions to the West Indies, under the joint auspices of the University of Havana and Harvard University. The Echinoderms (other than holothurians). Memorias de la Sociedad Cubana de Historia Natural. 15(1): 1-154, 10 plates. Reference page.  [original description of Circeaster occidentalis p. 46–49]
  • Halpern, J.A. 1970. Biological Investigations of the deep sea. 51. Goniasteridae (Echinodermata: Asteroidea) of the Straits of Florida. Bulletin of Marine Science. 20(1): 193–286. Online Reference page.  [as Circeaster occidentalis nov. comb., source of synonymy]
  • Mah, C.L. 2020. New species, occurrence records and observations of predation by deep-sea Asteroidea (Echinodermata) from the North Atlantic by NOAA ship Okeanos Explorer. Zootaxa. 4766(2): 201-260. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4766.2.1   Reference page.  [as Circeaster americanus p. 218–219]
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