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Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota (CAAB) Taxon Report

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

CAAB Code: 25 140051 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority

Patiriella littoralis   (Dartnall, 1970)

Rank: Species
CAAB category: 25 - Echinodermata Echinoderms (seastars, sea urchins, crinoids, etc.)
Family: 25 140 Asterinidae (seastars) - show full list
Common Name: [a seastar]
Organism Type: a seastar
Synonyms: Marginaster littoralis
Taxon lists: Current Australian list:
Commercial species list:
Standard Fish Names List:
Habitat: Marine unspecified
Parent Codes: 25 140912     Patiriella spp.
Previous Codes
(if any)
25 142001
Taxon Notes:This taxon was originally described in Marginaster (Poraniidae) but is now placed in Patiriella (Asterinidae). It was described from material from the Derwent River, Hobart - this population has ceased to exist and it has not been rediscovered since. Due to environmental changes in this area, it is highly likely that this species is now extinct.

Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2019-11-21
View at Atlas of Living Australia
Name status: nomen dubium    Checked on: 2016-06-20
View at WoRMS    - also at Ocean Biodiversity Information System (OBIS) (report and map of occurrences)
Record source: Rowe, F.W.E. Gates, J., 1995, Zoological catalogue of Australia. Volume 33. Echinodermata. CSIRO, East Melbourne
Scientific Name
verified against
O'Hara, T.D., Mah, C.L., Hipsley, C.A., Bribiesca-Contreras, G., Barrett, N.S., 2019. The Derwent River seastar: re-evaluation of a critically endangered marine invertebrate., Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, Vol. 186: 483-490.
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