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Mah, C.L. (2018). New genera, species and occurrence records of Goniasteridae (Asteroidea; Echinodermata) from the Indian Ocean. Zootaxa. 4359(1): 1-116.
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Mah, C.L.
2018
New genera, species and occurrence records of Goniasteridae (Asteroidea; Echinodermata) from the Indian Ocean
Zootaxa
4359(1): 1-116
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Modern goniasterids are the most numerous of living asteroids in terms of described genera and species and they have important ecological roles from shallow to deep-water marine habitats. Recent MNHN expeditions and historical collections in the USNM have resulted in the discovery of 18 new species, three new genera and multiple new occurrence records from the western Indian Ocean region including Madagascar, Glorioso and Mayotte islands, Walters Shoal, South Africa, and Somalia. This report provides the first significant contribution to knowledge of deep-sea Asteroidea from the Indian Ocean since the late 20th Century. Several deep-sea species, previously known from the North Pacific are now reported from the western Indian Ocean. Gut contents from Stellaster and Ogmaster indicate deposit feeding. Feeding modes of this and other deep-sea species are discussed. Comments are made on fossil members of included taxa. A checklist of Indian Ocean Goniasteridae is also included.
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Astroceramus eleaumei Mah, 2018 (original description)
Astroceramus kintana Mah, 2018 (original description)
Astrothauma euphylacteum Fisher, 1913 accepted as Calliaster euphylacteum (Fisher, 1913) (new combination reference)
Calliaster chaos Mah, 2018 (original description)
Calliaster euphylacteum (Fisher, 1913) (new combination reference)
Calliaster sarahae Mah, 2018 (original description)
Calliaster zengi (Macan, 1938) (new combination reference)
Cladaster katafractarius Mah, 2018 (original description)
Eknomiaster horologium Mah, 2018 (original description)
Fayoumaster Roman & Strougo, 1987 † accepted as Stellasteropsis Dollfus, 1936 (source of synonymy)
Goniodiscaster aegis Mah, 2018 (original description)
Iphiaster Mah, 2018 (original description)
Iphiaster noemieae Mah, 2018 (original description)
Leioastra Mah, 2018 (original description)
Leioastra triangularis Mah, 2018 (original description)
Mediaster mollis Mah, 2018 (original description)
Mediaster roanae Mah, 2018 (original description)
Mediaster setosus Mah, 2018 (original description)
Pergamaster ultra Mah, 2018 (original description)
Pillsburiaster cuenoti (Koehler, 1909) accepted as Ceramaster cuenoti (Koehler, 1909) (new combination reference)
Plinthaster döderleini (Koehler, 1909) accepted as Pillsburiaster döderleini (Koehler, 1910) (new combination reference)
Plinthaster investigatoris (Alcock, 1893) accepted as Pillsburiaster investigatoris (Alcock, 1893) (new combination reference)
Plinthaster lenaigae Mah, 2018 (original description)
Plinthaster untiedtae Mah, 2018 (original description)
Sphaeriodiscus biomaglo Mah, 2018 (original description)
Sphaeriodiscus ganae Mah, 2018 (original description)
Wallastra Mah, 2018 (original description)
Wallastra elenderae Mah, 2018 (original description)
Andaman Sea for Milteliphaster woodmasoni Alcock, 1893 
Glorioso Islands for Astroceramus kintana Mah, 2018 
Glorioso Islands for Pergamaster ultra Mah, 2018 
Kenya for Kanakaster plinthinos Mah, 2017 
Kermadec Island for Anthenoides granulosus Fisher, 1913 
Madagascar for Anthenoides granulosus Fisher, 1913 
Madagascar for Anthenoides marleyi Mortensen, 1925 
Madagascar for Calliaster sarahae Mah, 2018 
Madagascar for Calliderma emma Gray, 1847 
Madagascar for Fromia schultzei Döderlein, 1910 
Madagascar for Kanakaster plinthinos Mah, 2017 
Madagascar for Plinthaster lenaigae Mah, 2018 
Madagascar for Plinthaster untiedtae Mah, 2018 
Madagascar for Stellasteropsis fouadi Dollfus, 1936 
Maldives for Astroceramus cadessus Macan, 1938 
New Caledonia for Calliderma emma Gray, 1847 
New Caledonia for Cladaster katafractarius Mah, 2018 
New Caledonia for Kanakaster plinthinos Mah, 2017 
Norfolk Island for Anthenoides granulosus Fisher, 1913 
Philippines for Anthenoides granulosus Fisher, 1913 
Philippines for Calliderma emma Gray, 1847 
Somalia for Goniodiscaster aegis Mah, 2018 
Somalia for Stellasteropsis fouadi Dollfus, 1936 
South Africa (country) for Stellasteropsis fouadi Dollfus, 1936 
Taiwan for Calliderma emma Gray, 1847 
Walters shoals for Calliaster sarahae Mah, 2018 
Walters shoals for Sphaeriodiscus ganae Mah, 2018 
Western Indian Ocean for Cladaster katafractarius Mah, 2018