Aquilonastra

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Aquilonastra
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Aquilonastra conandae
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Aquilonastra

O’Loughlin, 2004 [1]
Type species
Asteriscus cepheus Müller and Troschel, 1842.
Species

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Aquilonastra is a genus of small sea stars within the family Asterinidae. It has over 20 described species.

Description[edit]

Aquilonastra has generally five rays, except fissiparous species which have five to eight ones. It looks like a star, as inter-radial margins are deeply incurved.[1]

List of species[edit]

According to World Register of Marine Species and O'Loughlin & Rowe 2006:[2]



References[edit]

  1. ^ a b O’Loughlin, P.M.; Waters, J.M. (2004). "A molecular and morphological revision of genera of Asterinidae (Echinodermata: Asteroidea)" (PDF). Memoirs of Museum Victoria. 61 (1): 1–40. ISSN 1447-2554. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-04-21.
  2. ^ O'Loughlin, P. Mark; Rowe, Francis W. E. (2006). "A systematic revision of the asterinid genus Aquilonastra OʼLoughlin, 2004 (Echinodermata: Asteroidea)" (PDF). Memoirs of Museum Victoria. 63 (2): 257–287. ISSN 1447-2554..