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Family: Asterinidae (See list of species below)

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41 species with fin ray counts including ? spines in dorsal and ? in anal fins (see list below)
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Anseropoda fisheri
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Anseropoda lobiancoi
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Anseropoda placenta
[goose foot starfish]
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Anseropoda rosacea
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Aquilonastra anomala
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Aquilonastra burtoni
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Aquilonastra corallicola
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Aquilonastra iranica
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Aquilonastra samyni
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Asterina cepheus
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Asterina coronata
[crown sea star]
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Asterina fimbriata
[scale star]
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Asterina folium
[little starfish]


Asterina gibbosa
[cushion starfish]
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Asterina hartmeyeri
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Asterina martinbarriosi
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Asterina ocellifera
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Asterina orthodon
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Asterina pancerii
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Asterina phylactica
[small cushion starfish]
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Asterina sarasini
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Asterina vicentae
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Cryptasterina pentagona
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Disasterina abnormalis
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Kampylaster incurvatus
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Nepanthia belcheri
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Nepanthia briareus
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Nepanthia fisheri
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Nepanthia maculata
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Paranepanthia aucklandensis
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Paranepanthia pedicellaris
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Parvulastra exigua
[dwarf cushion star]
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Patiria chilensis
[Chilean bat star]


Patiria miniata
[bat star]
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Patiriella calcarata
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Patiriella oliveri
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Patiriella pseudoexigua
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Patiriella regularis
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Pseudasterina delicata
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Pseudasterina granulosa
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Tremaster mirabilis
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41 Species of Family Asterinidae
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Sort by: Species Length
Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
Anseropoda fisheri Western Central Pacific
Anseropoda lobiancoi Mediterranean Sea.
Anseropoda placenta goose foot starfish Atlantic and the Mediterr
Anseropoda rosacea Western Central Pacific
Aquilonastra anomala Western Central Pacific
Aquilonastra burtoni Indo-Pacific and the Medi
Aquilonastra corallicola Western Central Pacific
Aquilonastra iranica Western Indian Ocean
Aquilonastra samyni Western Indian Ocean
Asterina cepheus Indo-West Pacific.
Asterina coronata crown sea star Indo-West Pacific.
Asterina fimbriata scale star Southern Ocean.
Asterina folium little starfish Western Central Atlantic
Asterina gibbosa cushion starfish Atlantic and the Mediterr
Asterina hartmeyeri Western Atlantic
Asterina martinbarriosi Eastern Central Atlantic
Asterina ocellifera Atlantic and the Mediterr
Asterina orthodon Northwest Pacific
Asterina pancerii Mediterranean Sea.
Asterina phylactica small cushion starfish Atlantic and Mediterranea
Asterina sarasini Western Central Pacific
Asterina vicentae Mediterranean Sea
Cryptasterina pentagona Western Central Pacific
Disasterina abnormalis Western Central Pacific
Kampylaster incurvatus Antarctic
Nepanthia belcheri Indo-West Pacific.
Nepanthia briareus Western Central Pacific
Nepanthia fisheri Western Central Pacific
Nepanthia maculata Western Central Pacific
Paranepanthia aucklandensis Southwest Pacific
Paranepanthia pedicellaris Western Central Pacific
Parvulastra exigua dwarf cushion star Indo-West Pacific.
Patiria chilensis Chilean bat star Southeast Pacific
Patiria miniata bat star Northeast Pacific 20 WD
Patiriella calcarata Southeast Pacific
Patiriella oliveri Atlantic and Indo-Pacific
Patiriella pseudoexigua Western Central Pacific
Patiriella regularis Southwest Pacific
Pseudasterina delicata Western Central Pacific
Pseudasterina granulosa Western Central Pacific
Tremaster mirabilis Southeast Pacific, Northe



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