WoRMS name details

Asterinopsis Verrill, 1913

177958  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:177958)

nomen dubium (Type species is lost/not described)
Genus

Species Asterinopsis penicillaris (Lamarck, 1816) (nomen dubium, Type could not be found, reliable images/descriptions unavailable.See O'loughlin and Waters (2004) for summary)

Species Asterinopsis lymani (Perrier, 1881) accepted as Asterinides pilosa (Perrier, 1881) (Referred to synonymy by Clark and Downey (1992) and summarized by O'Loughlin & Waters (2004))
Species Asterinopsis pedicellaris (Fisher, 1913) accepted as Nepanthia pedicellaris Fisher, 1913 (Returned to N. pedicellaris by O'Loughlin & Waters (2004))
Species Asterinopsis pilosa (Perrier, 1881) accepted as Asterinides pilosa (Perrier, 1881) (Subsequent combination. Assigned to Asterinides by O'Loughlin & Waters (2004))
Species Asterinopsis praetermissa Livingstone, 1933 accepted as Paranepanthia praetermissa (Livingstone, 1933) accepted as Paranepanthia grandis (H.L. Clark, 1928) (Original designation)
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Verrill, A.E. (1913). Revision of the genera of starfishes of the sub-family Asterininae. American Journal of Science 35: 477–485., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/40403497
page(s): 480 [details]   
Mah, C.L. (2019). World Asteroidea Database. Asterinopsis Verrill, 1913. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=177958 on 2019-11-19
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2005-07-28 06:51:10Z
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2008-12-10 02:34:30Z
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original description Verrill, A.E. (1913). Revision of the genera of starfishes of the sub-family Asterininae. American Journal of Science 35: 477–485., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/40403497
page(s): 480 [details]   

basis of record 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]   
From other sources
Validity The name Asterinopsis is retained because the identity of the type species Asterias penicillaris Lamarck, 1816 is uncertain since no type material extant (Mortensen, 1933a) and the figure from Linck (1733, pl.34, no.57) might represent any short-rayed stellate asterinid with blunt arm tips. If current reorganization of the asteroid collection in the Paris Museum doesn't reveal Lamarck's type material of A. penicellaris, a new generic name would be desirable for these asterinids. [details]