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Psilaster andromeda florae (Verrill, 1878)

158502  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:158502)

accepted
Subspecies
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Not documented
Taxonomy Possibly only a variety of Psilaster andromeda according to Verrill (1894); a synonym according to Mortensen (1927) but...  
Taxonomy Possibly only a variety of Psilaster andromeda according to Verrill (1894); a synonym according to Mortensen (1927) but treated as a valid species by Downey (1973) [details]

Distribution Laurentian Channel (bathyal zone)(=Honguedo Strait), lower Laurentian Channel (bathyal zone as far as the Cabot Strait:...  
Distribution Laurentian Channel (bathyal zone)(=Honguedo Strait), lower Laurentian Channel (bathyal zone as far as the Cabot Strait: Cape North, N.S., St. Paul Island to Cape Ray, NL..), Magdalen Islands (from eastern Bradelle valley to the west, as far as Cape North, including the Cape Breton Channel); southern Gaspe waters (Baie des Chaleurs, Gaspe Bay to American, Orphan and Bradelle banks; eastern boundary: eastern Bradelle valley) [details]
Mah, C.L. (2018). World Asteroidea Database. Psilaster andromeda florae (Verrill, 1878). Accessed at: http://www.marinespecies.org/asteroidea/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=158502 on 2019-04-19
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2005-05-26 07:43:32Z
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2009-02-01 01:36:32Z
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original description  (ofArchaster florae Verrill, 1878) Verrill, A. E. (1878). Art. 46. Notice of recent additions to the marine fauna of the eastern coast of North America, No. 2. <em>American Journal of Science and Arts.</em> 16(95):371-378., available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/36841652
page(s): 372 [details]   

basis of record Brunel, P.; Bosse, L.; Lamarche, G. (1998). Catalogue of the marine invertebrates of the estuary and Gulf of St. Lawrence. <em>Canadian Special Publication of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 126.</em> 405 p. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available 

additional source Clark, A.M.; Downey, M.E. (1992). Starfishes of the Atlantic. <i>Chapman & Hall Identification Guides</i>, 3. Chapman & Hall. London, UK. ISBN 0-412-43280-3. xxvi, 794 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Pawson, D. L., D. J. Vance, C. G. Messing, F. A. Solis-Marin & C. L. Mah. (2009). Echinodermata of the Gulf of Mexico. <em>Pp. 1177–1204 in Felder, D.L. and D.K. Camp (eds.), Gulf of Mexico–Origins, Waters, and Biota.</em> Biodiversity. Texas A&M Press, College S. [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

From editor or global species database
Taxonomy Possibly only a variety of Psilaster andromeda according to Verrill (1894); a synonym according to Mortensen (1927) but treated as a valid species by Downey (1973) [details]

From other sources
Distribution Laurentian Channel (bathyal zone)(=Honguedo Strait), lower Laurentian Channel (bathyal zone as far as the Cabot Strait: Cape North, N.S., St. Paul Island to Cape Ray, NL..), Magdalen Islands (from eastern Bradelle valley to the west, as far as Cape North, including the Cape Breton Channel); southern Gaspe waters (Baie des Chaleurs, Gaspe Bay to American, Orphan and Bradelle banks; eastern boundary: eastern Bradelle valley) [details]

Habitat bathyal and circalittoral of the Gulf and estuary [details]
 

To NMNH Extant Collection (Archaster florae USNM 33259 - dorsal)
To NMNH Extant Coll...
[hosted externally; from synonym]

To NMNH Extant Collection (Archaster florae USNM 33259 - ventral)
To NMNH Extant Coll...
[hosted externally; from synonym]

To Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History (YPM IZ 063471)
To Yale Peabody Mus...
[hosted externally; from synonym]

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