Mithrodia clavigera   (Lamarck,  1816) (Starfish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Echinodermata
Class: Asteroidea
Order:Valvatida
Family:Mithrodiidae

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Description
Color: Pale flesh tone with large brick-red patches, especially proximally, arm tips black.


Synonym (s)
Asterias clavigera Lamarck, 1816
Echinaster echinulatus (Muller & Troschel, 1842)
Heresaster papillosus Michelin, 1844
Mithrodia echinulatus (Muller & Troschel, 1842)
Mithrodia spinulosa Gray, 1840
Mithrodia victoriae Bell, 1882
Ophidiaster echinulatus Muller & Troschel, 1842

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Benthic

Biogeography


• Lakshadweep INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • 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
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Saltcorner Available at - http://www.saltcorner.com/

Page last updated on:2011-04-25

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