CAAB - Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota - Taxon report

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CAAB Taxon Report

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

CAAB Code: 25 142902 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority
Glabraster spp.   
CAAB category: 25 - Echinodermata
Family: Poraniidae (seastar) - show full list
Common Name: [a seastar]
Recent Synonyms: Porania spp. (mis-identification)
Organism Type: a seastar
Taxon Notes:Southern Ocean members of this genus were previously placed in the north Atlantic/Arctic genus Porania. See Mah & Foltz, 2014. This code is provided for use when identification of a specimen to this level is sufficient, or when no further detail is available.
Parent Codes: 25 142000     Poraniidae - undifferentiated
Child Codes: 25 142002     Glabraster antarctica
Taxon lists: Current Australian list:
Commercial species list:
Standard Fish Names List:
Habitat: Marine unspecified
Scientific Name
verified against
Mah, C.L. Foltz, D.W., 2014. New taxa and taxonomic revisions to the Poraniidae (Valvatacea; Asteroidea) with comments on feeding biology., Zootaxa, Vol. 3795(3): 327-372.

Record details

Record entered on 5-Oct-2012 00:00 by Tony Rees
Record modified on 16-May-2014 10:52 by Karen Gowlett-Holmes
Modification description: update name
Modification history:
16-MAY-2014: update name (Karen Gowlett-Holmes)
 (previous genus name: Porania)
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