Astropecten euryacanthus   Lutken,  1871 (Starfish)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Echinodermata
Class: Asteroidea
Order:Paxillosida
Family:Astropectinidae

Description
Abactinal plates paxilliform, in regular transverse series laterally on arms. Superomarginal plates distinct, with only scaly covering, without superomarginal spines. Actinal plates three or more pairs in each interradial area. Inferomarginal plates with a single flat blunt spine at the margin and rounded scale-like spinelets on the actinal surface.


Synonym (s)
Astropecten euryacanthus Lutken, 1872
Astropecten euryacanthus Clark and Rowe, 1971
Astropecten nobilis Koehler, 1910

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Sandy

Biogeography


• West Bengal, Bakkhali INDIA (Record: 02/04/1987)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Nicobar Island INDIA
• Bay of Bengal
• West Bengal, Sandheads INDIA (Record: 24/04/1924)
• INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Sastry, DRK (1995) Asteroidea, Ophiuroidea and Echinoidea (Echinodermata) Estuarine ecosystem series, Part 2: Hugli Matla Estuary ZSI, Calcutta 327-338 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Sastry, DRK (2007) Echinodermata of India : An annotated list Records of Zoological Survey of India Occassional paper No. 271 ZSI, Kolkata 1-387 Available at - http://zsi.gov.in/checklist/Echinodermata_India_Checklist.pdf

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