CAAB - Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota - Taxon report

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CAAB Taxon Report

Animalia (kingdom)  »  Echinodermata (phylum)  »  Asteroidea (class)  »  Valvatida (order)  »  Goniasteridae (family)

CAAB Code: 25 122031 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority
Tosia australis    Gray, 1840
CAAB category: 25 - Echinodermata
Family: Goniasteridae (seastars) - show full taxa list or show species only taxa list
Common Name: [a seastar]
Recent Synonyms: Tosia nobilis
Tosia australis astrologorum
Organism Type: a seastar
Taxon Notes:This species has recently been revised (Naughton & O'Hara, 2009), and some specimens from SE Australia are now recognised as a new species, Tosia neossia.
Parent Codes
(if any)
25 122901
Museum of Victoria 1686|4685
World Register of Marine Species accepted 2016-05-12 view at WoRMS - potential occurrences at OBIS
Habitat: Marine unspecified
Record source: Rowe, F. W. E. Gates, J., 1995, Zoological catalogue of Australia. Volume 33. Echinodermata. CSIRO, East Melbourne
Scientific Name
verified against
Naughton, K.M. O'Hara, T.D., 2009. A new brooding species of the biscuit star Tosia (Echinodermata: Asteroidea: Goniasteridae), distinguished by molecular, morphological and larval characters., Invertebrate Systematics, Vol. 23: 348-366.

Record details

Record entered on 7-Jul-2000 00:00 by Karen Gowlett-Holmes
Record modified on 7-Oct-2015 13:17 by Karen Gowlett-Holmes
Modification description: add MoV number
Modification history:
24-DEC-2007: add synonym (Karen Gowlett-Holmes)
02-NOV-2009: add taxon note (Karen Gowlett-Holmes)
29-JUL-2015: add MoV number (Karen Gowlett-Holmes)
07-OCT-2015: add MoV number (Karen Gowlett-Holmes)
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