Protoreaster nodosus   (Linnaeus,  1758) (Starfish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Echinodermata
Class: Asteroidea
Order:Valvatida
Family:Oreasteridae

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Description
Color: Tubercles yellow with orange tips, papular areas blue-grey with paulae green; remainder of aboral surface deep green, marginals pale yellow, ambulacral spines white, tube feet pink with purple center, adoral side purple with white plates showing through.


Synonym (s)
Asterias dorsatus Linnaeus, 1753
Oreaster clouei Perrier, 1869
Oreaster franklini (Gray, 1840)
Oreaster hiulcus Muller & Troschel, 1842
Oreaster hondurae Domantay & Roxas, 1938
Oreaster intermedia von Martens, 1866
Oreaster mammosus Perrier, 1869
Oreaster modestus Goto, 1914
Oreaster mutica von Martens, 1866
Oreaster nahensis Goto, 1914
Oreaster nodosus Bell, 1884
Oreaster turritus (Gray, 1840)
Pentaceros clouei (Perrier, 1869)
Pentaceros franklini Gray, 1840
Pentaceros hiulcus Gray, 1840
Pentaceros hiulcus (Muller & Troschel, 1842)
Pentaceros modestus Gray, 1866
Pentaceros nodosus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Pentaceros turritus Gray, 1840

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Benthic, Reef Associated

Biogeography


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Great Nicobar INDIA
• INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Sastry, DRK (2002) Echinodermata associated with coral reefs of Andaman and Nicobar Islands Zoological Survey of India ZSI 100(3-4) 21-60 Available at - ZSI, Pune
  • Threatened echinoderms of Singapore Available at - www.wildsingapore.com/wildshores/echinodermata/echinodermata.htm
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Starfish Available at - http://www.starfish.ch/
  • James, PSBR ; Thomas, PA ; Pillai, CSG and Achari Kumaraswamy, GP (1969) ´╗┐Catalogue of types and of sponges, corals, polychaetes, crabs and echinoderms in the reference collections of the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute Bulletin of Central Marine Research Institute CMFRI, Cochin 7 1-66 Available at - http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/567/1/Bulletin_7.pdf
  • 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/

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