Australian Museum Journal Papers from the Echinoderm Conference. 6. A revision of the asterinid genus Nepanthia Gray, 1840 (Echinodermata: Asteroidea), with the description of three new species

Shortform:
Rowe and Marsh, 1982, Aust. Mus. Mem. 16: 89–120
Author(s):
Rowe, Francis W. E.; Marsh, Loisette M.
Year published:
1982
Title:
Papers from the Echinoderm Conference. 6. A revision of the asterinid genus Nepanthia Gray, 1840 (Echinodermata: Asteroidea), with the description of three new species
Serial title:
Australian Museum Memoir
Volume:
16
Start page:
89
End page:
120
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1967.16.1982.360
Language:
English
Date published:
31 December 1982
Cover date:
31 December 1982
ISBN:
ISBN 0-7305-5743-6
ISSN:
0067-1967
CODEN:
AUNMA5
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Subjects:
ECHINODERMATA; TAXONOMY
Digitized:
04 February 2009
Available online:
04 March 2009
Reference number:
360
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EndNote file
Title page:
Title page (107kb PDF)
Complete work:
Complete work (5796kb PDF)

Abstract

The genus Nepanthia Gray, 1840 is revised and eight species recognised, including three new species, one from New South Wales, one from north of Sabah, Borneo and one from the Sulu Sea, Philippines. Fisher's opinion that Parasterina crassa should be referred to Nepanthia is supported and the species is here included. Variation in the species N. belcheri (Perrier) is discussed and the species N. brevis (Perrier), N. suffarcinata Sladen, N. joubini Koehler, N. variabilis H. L. Clark and N. magnispina H. L. Clark are considered conspecific with it. A key is given for the eight species recognised.

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