A taxonomic review of the genus Asterostegus (Echinodermata: Ophiuroidea) : with the description of a new species

  • A revision of the genus Asterostegus Mortensen, 1933 (Echinodermata: Ophiuroidea: Euryalidae) is based on seven specimens, including the holotype of Asterostegus maini McKnight, 2003. A new species, Asterostegus sabineae sp. nov., is described from off Reunion Island and two other species, A. tuberculatus Mortensen, 1933 and A. maini, are redescribed. A tabular key to the three species of the genus Asterostegus is provided. Some terminology of the taxonomy of euryalid ophiuroids is revised.

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Author:Masanori Okanishi, Toshihiko Fujita
Parent Title (English):European journal of taxonomy : 76
Series (Serial Number):European journal of taxonomy : EJT (76)
Publisher:Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle
Place of publication:Paris
Document Type:Part of Periodical
Year of Completion:2014
Date of first Publication:2014/03/06
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2014/03/10
Tag:Asterostegus sabineae; Indo-Western Pacific; brittle stars; new species; taxonomy
Page Number:18
Some corrections to the present paper have been made with EJT issue 84 (http://nbn-resolving.de/urn/resolver.pl?urn:nbn:de:hebis:30:3-371382).
Dewey Decimal Classification:5 Naturwissenschaften und Mathematik / 59 Tiere (Zoologie) / 590 Tiere (Zoologie)
Sammlungen:Sammlung Biologie / Sondersammelgebiets-Volltexte
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - Namensnennung 3.0