Seastar

Seastars of South Australia

According to the Atlas of Living Australia, at least 31 species of sea stars have been recorded in South Australian waters.

Genus Species Common name Described
Allostichaster polyplax Seastar 1844, Müller & Troschel
Anthaster valvulatus 1843, Müller & Troschel
Aquilonastra scobinata Seastar 1933, Livingstone
Coscinasterias calamaria 1840, Gray
Coscinasterias muricata Eleven-armed seastar 1867, Verrill
Meridiastra atyphoida Seastar 1916, H. L. Clark
Meridiastra calcar Eight-armed cushion star 1816, Lamarck
Meridiastra fissura Seastar 2002, O’Loughlin
Meridiastra gunnii Seastar 1840, Gray
Meridiastra medius Seastar 2003, O’Loughlin, Waters & Roy
Meridiastra occidens Seastar 2003, O’Loughlin, Waters & Roy
Meridiastra oriens Seastar 2003, O’Loughlin, Waters & Roy
Nectria macrobrachia Seastar 1923, H. L. Clark
Nectria multispina Seastar 1928, H. L. Clark
Nectria ocellata Seastar 1876, Perrier
Nectria pedicelligera Seastar 1925, Mortensen
Nectria saoria 1967, Shepherd
Nectria wilsoni 1965, Shepherd & Hodgkin
Paranepanthia grandis Seastar 1928, Clark
Parvulastra exigua Five-armed cushion star 1816, Lamarck
Parvulastra parvivipara 1978, Keough & Dartnall
Pentagonaster duebeni Vermillion seastar 1847, Gray
Petricia vernicina Velvet seastar 1816, Lamarck
Pseudonepanthia troughtoni Seastar 1934, Livingstone
Smilasterias irregularis Seastar 1928, H. L. Clark
Stellaster equestris 1805, Retzius
Tosia australis Biscuit star 1840, Gray
Tosia magnifica Biscuit star 1842, Müller & Troschel
Tosia neossia Biscuit star 2009, Naughton & O’Hara
Uniophora granifera Five-armed seastar 1816, Lamarck
Uniophora nuda 1875, Perrier

Last updated: 22 April 2015 – Dan Monceaux

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