BIOTIC Species Information for Asterias rubens
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Researched byGeorgina Budd Data supplied byMarLIN
Refereed byProf. David Nichols
Taxonomy
Scientific nameAsterias rubens Common nameCommon starfish
MCS CodeZB100 Recent SynonymsNone

PhylumEchinodermata SubphylumAsterozoa
Superclass ClassAsteroidea
Subclass OrderForcipulatida
Suborder FamilyAsteriidae
GenusAsterias Speciesrubens
Subspecies   

Additional Information
  • Asterias rubens is considered to be conspecific with Asterias vulgaris from the eastern seaboard of the United States of America and Canada (Coe, 1912).
  • The size of Asterias rubens varies markedly with food availability and hence size is not necessarily a good indicator of age.
Taxonomy References Howson & Picton, 1997, Hayward & Ryland, 1995b, Campbell, 1994, Fish & Fish, 1996, Mortensen, 1927, Coe, 1912,
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