Poraster superbus   (Mobius,  1859) (Starfish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Echinodermata
Class: Asteroidea
Order:Valvatida
Family:Oreasteridae

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Description

Synonym (s)
Oreaster productus Bell, 1884
Oreaster superbus Mobius, 1859
Pentaceros indicus Koehler, 1910
Pentaceros productus (Bell, 1884)
Pentaceros superbus Sladen, 1889
Pentaceros tuberata Sladen, 1889
Poraster bengalensis Doderlein, 1916
Poraster indicus Doderlein, 1916
Poraster productus Doderlein, 1916

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Benthic

Biogeography


• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA
• Bay of Bengal
• INDIA
• SRI LANKA

Literature Source(s)
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Marine Biological Station, Chennai, Tamil Nadu (2003) Checklist of marine fauna of Tamil Nadu Department of Environment, Government of Tamil Nadu Available at - http://tnenvis.nic.in
  • 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
  • Sealifebase Available at - http://www.sealifebase.org/
  • James, DB (1989) Echinoderms of Lakshadweep and their zoogeography Marine living resources of the union territory of Lakshadweep: An indicative survey with suggestions for development Bulletin of Central Marine Research Institute CMFRI 43 97-144 Available at - http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/8213/1/Bulletin_No_43.pdf
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