Stellaster equestris   (Retzius,  1805) (Starfish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Asteroidea

Image copyrights: Guido T. Poppe & Philippe Poppe

Size: Radius 36-39 mm.

Synonym (s)
Goniaster belcheri Lutken, 1865
Goniaster equestris von Martens, 1865
Goniaster incei Lutken, 1865
Goniaster muelleri von Martens, 1865
Goniaster tuberculosus von Martens, 1865
Pentagonaster belcheri Perrier, 1878
Pentagonaster equestris Perrier, 1875
Stellaster bandana Doderlein, 1935
Stellaster belcheri Gray, 1847
Stellaster childreni Gray, 1840
Stellaster crassa Doderlein, 1935
Stellaster elongata Doderlein, 1935
Stellaster gracilis Mobius, 1859
Stellaster incei Gray, 1847
Stellaster indica Doderlein, 1935
Stellaster latior Doderlein, 1935
Stellaster semoni Doderlein, 1935
Stellaster tenuispina Doderlein, 1935
Asterias equestris Retzius, 1805
Stellaster equestris Muller & Troschel, 1842

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Benthic, Demersal


• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Chennai INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Chennai Coast INDIA
• Tamil Nadu INDIA (Depth: -(10-20) mts)
• Red Sea

Literature Source(s)
  • Tikadar, BK; Daniel, A and Subbarao, NV (1986) Sea shore animals of Andaman and Nicobar Islands The Director, ZSI, Kolkatta 188 Available at - ZSI, Pune
  • Venkatraman, K; Srinivasan, M; Satyanarayana, CH and Prabhakar D (2002) Faunal diversity of Gulf of Mannar biosphere reserve Conservation area series 15 ZSI 77 pp; VIII pla Available at - NCL, Pune
  • Ramakrishna; Sarkar, J and Talukdar, S (2003) Marine invertebrates of Digha coast and some recomendations on their conservation Records of the Zoological Survey of India ZSI, Kolkata 101(3-4) 1 Available at - NCL, Pune
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Marine Biological Station, Chennai, Tamil Nadu (2003) Checklist of marine fauna of Tamil Nadu Department of Environment, Government of Tamil Nadu 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
  • Sealifebase 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 (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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