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The Asterinid sea stars of Tasmania


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Dartnall, AJ 1970 , 'The Asterinid sea stars of Tasmania' , Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania, vol. 104 , pp. 73-80 .

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The ten species of sea stars of the family
Asterinidae occurring in Tasmania are considered.
Synonymies, locality lists and distributional data
are given. Patiriella gunnii (Gray) is redescribed
and lectotypes designated. Some account of
characters distinguishing P. gunnii and Patiriella
brevispina H. L. Clark is provided. A key to the
species is presented and some account of the zoogeography
of the Tasmanian species given, attention
being drawn to the existence of pairs of
sibling species in the group.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Dartnall, AJ
Keywords: Royal Society of Tasmania, RST, Van Diemens Land, natural history, science, ecology, taxonomy, botany, zoology, geology, geography, papers & proceedings, Australia, UTAS Library
Journal or Publication Title: Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
ISSN: 0080-4703
Collections: Royal Society Collection > Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
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