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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorComaster multifidus (Müller, 1841)

213356  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:213356)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
(ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorAlecto multifida Müller, 1841) Müller, J. (1841). Über die Gattungen und Arten der Comatulen. Monatsberichte Königlich Preussische Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin. 1841:179-189 (also Archiv für Naturgeschichte, Jahrg. 7, v. 1, Berlin, 1841, p. 139–148. [details]   
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHolotype  MNHN EcCh 17  
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHolotype MNHN EcCh 17 [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNote unknown (since Müller (1841) based this...  
From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorType locality unknown (since Müller (1841) based this species on Comatula multiradiata: Lamarck [non Linnaeus], the type locality in 'les mers de l'Inde' as given by Lamarck, though A.H. Clark has considered that the type is the specimen from the Moluccas subsequently described by Müller in 1849; Clark & Rowe (1971).
Type data: status and whereabouts undetermined (Rowe & Gates, 1995). [details]
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution NW Shelf, West Australia to Scawfell Island,...  
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution NW Shelf, West Australia to Scawfell Island, Queensland, Australia; Depth range : 0-91 m [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Also distributed in East indies, North of...  
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Also distributed in East indies, North of Australia, Philippines and South Pacific Islands (Clark & Rowe (1971)); Australia (Rowe & Gates, 1995).
Ecology: benthic, inshore, continental shelf, suspension feeder. General distribution: tropical, east Indo-west Pacific Ocean, depth range 0-91 m. (Rowe & Gates, 1995). [details]
Messing, C. (2007). Comaster multifidus (Müller, 1841). In: Messing, C. (2017). World List of Crinoidea. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=213356 on 2017-12-14

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1998-08-06 08:08:59Z
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2000-09-27 07:27:35Z
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Garcia, Maria
2007-10-12 11:28:29Z
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original description  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorAlecto multifida Müller, 1841) Müller, J. (1841). Über die Gattungen und Arten der Comatulen. Monatsberichte Königlich Preussische Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin. 1841:179-189 (also Archiv für Naturgeschichte, Jahrg. 7, v. 1, Berlin, 1841, p. 139–148. [details]   

original description  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorComatula multiradiata Lamarck, 1816) Lamarck [J.-B. M.] de. (1816). Histoire naturelle des animaux sans vertèbres. Tome second. Paris: Verdière, 568 pp., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/47698 [details]   

original description  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorActinometra variabilis Bell, 1882) Bell FJ (1882) An attempt to apply a method for formulation to the species of the Comatulidae; with a description of a new species. Proceedings of the Zoological Soceity of London 6:530-536, pl. 35. [details]   

original description  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorActinometra belli Carpenter, 1888) Carpenter PH (1888) Report on the Crinoidea collected during the voyage of H.M.S. Challenger, during the years 1873-1876. Part II. The Comatulae. Report on the Scientific Results of the Voyage of H.M.S. Challenger, Zoology 26, x + 402, 70 pls. [details]   

original description  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorComaster carpenteri AH Clark, 1908) Clark AH (1908) The crinoid genus Comatula Lamarck; with a note on the Encrinus parrae of Guerin. Proc. U.S. Natl. Museum 33, 683-688., available online at https://doi.org/10.5479/si.00963801.33-1585.683 [details]   

basis of record Clark, A.M. (1984). Echinodermata of the Seychelles. In: (Ed) D. R. Stoddart. Biogeography and Ecology of the Seychelles Islands. Dr. W. Junk Publishers, The Hague. : 83 - 102. (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Liu J.Y. [Ruiyu] (ed.). (2008). Checklist of marine biota of China seas. China Science Press. 1267 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

source of synonymy Messing CG (1998) A revision of the Recent Indo-West Pacific comatulid genus Comaster Agassiz. Part 1: The type species of Comaster and Phanogenia Lovén (Echinodermata: Crinoidea: Comasteridae). Invertebrate Taxonomy 12: 191-209. [details]   

source of synonymy  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorComaster multifida (Müller, 1841)) Clark AH (1931) A monograph of the existing crinoids. 1(3) Superfamily Comasterida. Bulletin of the United States National Museum 82. viii + 816 pp., 82 pls., available online at https://doi.org/10.5479/si.03629236.82.3 [details]   

source of synonymy  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorComaster multiradiatus (Lamarck, 1816)) Agassiz, L. (1836). Prodrome d'une Monographie des Radiaires ou Echinodermes. Mémoires de la Société des Sciences naturelles de Neuchâtel. 1, 168-199., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/40297#page/180/mode/1up [details]   

source of synonymy  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorComatula multifida (Müller, 1841)) Müller, J. (1841). Über die Gattungen und Arten der Comatulen. Monatsberichte Königlich Preussische Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin. 1841:179-189 (also Archiv für Naturgeschichte, Jahrg. 7, v. 1, Berlin, 1841, p. 139–148. [details]   

source of synonymy  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorActinometra multifida (Müller, 1841)) Carpenter PH (1879) On the Genus Actinometra, Müll., with a morphological account of a new species (A.) polymorpha, from the Philippine Islands.--Part I. Transactions of the Linnean Society, London (2. Zool.)2(1): 1-122, 8 pls. [details]   

source of synonymy  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorPhanogenia variabilis (Bell, 1882)) Clark AH (1908) The homologies of the arm joints and arm divisions in the recent crinoids of the families Comatulidae and the Pentacrinitidae. Proc. U.S. Natl. Museum. 35:113-131. [details]   

source of synonymy  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorComaster belli (Carpenter, 1888)) Clark AH (1912) The crinoids of the Natural History Museum at Hamburg. Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections 60(10):1-33. [details]   

source of synonymy  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorComanthina belli (Carpenter, 1888)) Clark AH (1931) A monograph of the existing crinoids. 1(3) Superfamily Comasterida. Bulletin of the United States National Museum 82. viii + 816 pp., 82 pls., available online at https://doi.org/10.5479/si.03629236.82.3 [details]   

additional source  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorComanthina variabilis (Bell, 1882)) Rowe, F.W.E & Gates, J. (1995). Echinodermata. In ‘Zoological Catalogue of Australia’. 33 (Ed A. Wells.) pp xiii + 510 (CSIRO Australia, Melbourne.) [details]   

basis of record  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorComanthina variabilis (Bell, 1882)) Messing CG (1998) A revision of the Recent Indo-West Pacific comatulid genus Comaster Agassiz. Part 1: The type species of Comaster and Phanogenia Lovén (Echinodermata: Crinoidea: Comasteridae). Invertebrate Taxonomy 12: 191-209. [details]   

source of synonymy  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorComanthina variabilis (Bell, 1882)) Rowe FWE, Hoggett AK, Birtles RA, Vail LL (1986) Revision of some comasterid genera from Australia (Echinodermata: Crinoidea), with descriptions of two new genera and nine new species. J. Linn. Soc. (Zool.) 86(3): 197-277. [details]   
 
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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHolotype MNHN EcCh 17 [details]
From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDiagnosis Comaster with cirri IX-XXVII, of 14-20 segments; distal cirrals with aboral pointed tubercle or transverse ridge; axils often giving rise to a brachitaxis and a free arm that alternate on successive axils; up to 135 arms; distalmost comb-bearing pi [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution NW Shelf, West Australia to Scawfell Island, Queensland, Australia; Depth range : 0-91 m [details]

From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Also distributed in East indies, North of Australia, Philippines and South Pacific Islands (Clark & Rowe (1971)); Australia (Rowe & Gates, 1995).
Ecology: benthic, inshore, continental shelf, suspension feeder. General distribution: tropical, east Indo-west Pacific Ocean, depth range 0-91 m. (Rowe & Gates, 1995). [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorType locality unknown (since Müller (1841) based this species on Comatula multiradiata: Lamarck [non Linnaeus], the type locality in 'les mers de l'Inde' as given by Lamarck, though A.H. Clark has considered that the type is the specimen from the Moluccas subsequently described by Müller in 1849; Clark & Rowe (1971).
Type data: status and whereabouts undetermined (Rowe & Gates, 1995). [details]
 

Host of
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCollocheres oribullatus Kim I.H., 2004 [via synonym] (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
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Japanese Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorヒトフシウミシダ  [details]