Anthenea pentagonula   (Lamarck,  1816) (Starfish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Asteroidea

Size: Radius 95-100 mm.

Synonym (s)
Anthenea chinensis Gray, 1840
Asterias pentagonula Lamarck, 1816
Astrogonium articulatum Valenciennes in Perrier, 1875
Goniaster articulatus (L. Agassiz, M S) Gray, 1866
Goniodiscus articulatus Perrier, 1869
Goniodiscus pentagonulus Muller & Troschel, 1842
Anthene pentagonula Muller & Troschel, 1842
Anthene acuta Bell, 1889
Anthenea regalis Koehler, 1910
Anthene rudis Koehler, 1910
Anthenea tuberculata James, 1969

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Benthic, Coastal


• Tamil Nadu, Chennai Coast INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Mandapam INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Tuticorin INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Long Island INDIA
• Bay of Bengal INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA (Record: 1963-1970)
• Tamil Nadu, Chennai INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Dr. Ramesh, R; Dr. Nammalwar, P and Dr. Gowri, VS (2008) Database on coastal information of Tamil Nadu Report Submitted to Environmental Information System (ENVIS) Centre, Department of Environment, Government of Tamil Nadu Institute for Ocean Management, Anna University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu. Available at -
  • James, DB (1996) Notes on the family Goniasteridae (Echinodermata: Asteroidea) from the Indian Seas Journal of Marine Biological Association of India The Marine Biological Association of India, Cochin 38(1&2) 133-138 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • James, DB (1985) Echinoderm fauna of the proposed National Marine Park in the Gulf of Mannar Proceedings of the symposium on endangered marine animals and marine parks Marine Biological Association of India, Cochin, India 1 403-406 Available at -
  • James, DB (1983) Research on Indian echinoderms-A review Journal of Marine Biological association of India The Marine Biological Association of India. 25(1&2) 91-108 Available at -
  • James, DB. (1983) Sea cucumber and sea urchin resources and Beche-de-mer industry Mariculture potential of Andaman and Nicobar Islands-An indicative survey Bulletin of Central Marine Fisheries Institute CMFRI, Cochin 34 85-93 Available at -
  • 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 -
  • Sealifebase Available at -
  • 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 -

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