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Hymenaster Wyville Thomson, 1873

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  1. Species Hymenaster acutus Aziz & Jangoux, 1984
  2. Species Hymenaster agassizi Verrill, 1899
  3. Species Hymenaster alcocki Koehler, 1909
  4. Species Hymenaster anomalus Sladen, 1882
  5. Species Hymenaster bartschi Fisher, 1916
  6. Species Hymenaster blegvadi Madsen, 1956
  7. Species Hymenaster caelatus Sladen, 1882
  8. Species Hymenaster campanulatus Koehler, 1907
  9. Species Hymenaster carnosus Sladen, 1882
  10. Species Hymenaster coccinatus Sladen, 1882
  11. Species Hymenaster coriaceus Koehler, 1920
  12. Species Hymenaster cremnodes H.L. Clark, 1920
  13. Species Hymenaster crucifer Sladen, 1882
  14. Species Hymenaster densus Koehler, 1908
  15. Species Hymenaster echinulatus Sladen, 1882
  16. Species Hymenaster ecomari Dilman, 2013
  17. Species Hymenaster edax Koehler, 1907
  18. Species Hymenaster estcourti McKnight, 1973
  19. Species Hymenaster formosus Sladen, 1882
  20. Species Hymenaster fucatus Koehler, 1907
  21. Species Hymenaster geometricus Sladen, 1882
  22. Species Hymenaster giboryi Perrier, 1894
  23. Species Hymenaster glaucus Sladen, 1882
  24. Species Hymenaster gracilis Ludwig, 1905
  25. Species Hymenaster graniferus Sladen, 1882
  26. Species Hymenaster infernalis Sladen, 1882
  27. Species Hymenaster koehleri Fisher, 1910
  28. Species Hymenaster lamprus H.L. Clark, 1923
  29. Species Hymenaster latebrosus Sladen, 1882
  30. Species Hymenaster modestus Verrill, 1885
  31. Species Hymenaster nobilis Wyville Thomson, 1878
  32. Species Hymenaster pellucidus Thomson, 1873
  33. Species Hymenaster pentagonalis Fisher, 1906
  34. Species Hymenaster pergamentaceus Sladen, 1882
  35. Species Hymenaster perspicuus Ludwig, 1903
  36. Species Hymenaster platyacanthus Ludwig, 1905
  37. Species Hymenaster porosissimus Sladen, 1882
  38. Species Hymenaster praecoquis Sladen, 1882
  39. Species Hymenaster pudicus Koehler, 1920
  40. Species Hymenaster pullatus Sladen, 1882
  41. Species Hymenaster quadrispinosus Fisher, 1905
  42. Species Hymenaster regalis Verrill, 1895
  43. Species Hymenaster reticulatus Sibuet, 1976
  44. Species Hymenaster rex Perrier, 1885
  45. Species Hymenaster rhodopeplus Fisher, 1916
  46. Species Hymenaster roseus Koehler, 1907
  47. Species Hymenaster rotundus Dilman, 2013
  48. Species Hymenaster sacculatus Sladen, 1882
  49. Species Hymenaster tenuispinus Sibuet, 1976
  50. Species Hymenaster trias H.L. Clark, 1920
  51. Species Hymenaster vicarius Sladen, 1882
  52. Species Hymenaster violaceus Ludwig, 1905
  53. Species Hymenaster bourgeti Perrier in Filhol, 1885 (unaccepted > nomen nudum, undescribed, figure diagrammatic.)
  54. Species Hymenaster gennaeus H.L. Clark, 1923 accepted as Hymenaster rex Perrier, 1885 (Synonym according to Downey in Clark & Downey (1992))
  55. Species Hymenaster giganteus Sladen, 1891 accepted as Hymenaster pellucidus Thomson, 1873 (synonym)
  56. Species Hymenaster kieri Downey, 1979 accepted as Hymenaster regalis Verrill, 1895 (Synonym according to Downey in Clark & Downey (1992))
  57. Species Hymenaster membranaceus Wyville Thomson, 1878 accepted as Hymenaster pellucidus Thomson, 1873 (synonym)
  58. Species Hymenaster perissonotus Fisher, 1910 accepted as Hymenaster pellucidus Thomson, 1873 (Synonym according to Downey in Clark & Downey (1992))
  59. Species Hymenaster purpureus Ludwig, 1905 accepted as Hymenaster quadrispinosus Fisher, 1905 (Probable synonym according to Fisher (1911).)
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Wyville Thomson, C. (1873). The depths of the sea. Macmillan, London, 527 pp., available online at
page(s): 120 [details]   
Mah, C.L. (2024). World Asteroidea Database. Hymenaster Wyville Thomson, 1873. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: on 2024-05-22
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original description Wyville Thomson, C. (1873). The depths of the sea. Macmillan, London, 527 pp., available online at
page(s): 120 [details]   

context source (PeRMS) Solís-Marín, F. A.; Alvarado, J. J.; Abreu-Pérez, M.; Aguilera, O.; Alió, J.; Bacallado-Aránega, J. J.; Barraza, E.; Benavides-Serrato, M.; Benítez-Villalobos, F.; Betancourt-Fernández, L.; Borges, M.; Brandt, M.; Brogger, M. I.; Borrero-Pérez, G. H.; Buitrón-Sánchez, E.; Campos, L. S.; Cantera, J.; Clemente, S.; Cohen-Renjifo, M.; Coppard, S.; Costa-Lotufo, L. V.; del Valle-García, R.; Díaz, Y.; Díaz de Vivar, M. E.; Díaz-Martínez, J. P.; Durán-González, A.; Epherra, L.; Escolar, M.; Francisco, V.; Freire, C. A.; García-Arrarás, E.; Gil, D. G.; Guarderas, P.; Hadel, V. F.; Hearn, A.; Hernández, J. C.; Hernández-Delgado, E. A.; Herrera-Moreno, A.; Herrero-Pérezrul, M. D.; Hooker, Y.; Honey-Escandón, M. B. I.; Lodeiros, C.; Luzuriaga, M.; Manso, C. L. C.; Martín, A.; Martinez, M. I.; Martínez, S.; Moro-Abad; Mutschke, E.; Navarro, J. C.; Neira, R.; Noriega, N.; Palleiro-Nayar, J. S.; Pérez, A. F.; Pérez-Ruzafa, A.; Prieto-Rios, E.; Reyes, J.; Rodríguez, R.; Rubilar, T.; Sancho-Mejía, T.; Sangil, C.; Silva, J. R. M. C.; Sonnenholzner, J. I.; Ventura, C. R.; Tablado, A.; Tavares, Y.; Tiago, C. G.; Tuya, F.;Williams, S. M. (2013). Appendix. <em>In: J. J. Alvarado & F. A. Solís-Marín (eds), Echinoderm Research and Diversity in Latin America.</em> pp. 471-510. Springer; Berlin & Heidelberg. page(s): 543-654. [details]   

basis of record Clark, A. M. (1996). An index of names of recent Asteroidea, part 3. Velatida and Spinulosida. <em>In: Jangoux, M.; Lawrence, J.M. (Ed.) (1996). Echinoderm Studies.</em> 5: 183-250. (look up in IMIS[details]   

basis of record Hansson, H.G. (2001). Echinodermata, <B><I>in</I></B>: Costello, M.J. <i>et al.</i> (Ed.) (2001). <i>European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels,</i>. 50: pp. 336-351. (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Mah, C.L.; McKnight, D.G.; Eagle, M.K.; Pawson, D.L.; Améziane, N.; Vance, D.J.; Baker, A.N.; Clark, H.E.S.; Davey, N. (2009). Phylum Echinodermata: sea stars, brittle stars, sea urchins, sea cucumbers, sea lilies. In: Gordon, D.P. (Ed.) (2009). New Zealand inventory of biodiversity: 1. Kingdom Animalia: Radiata, Lophotrochozoa, Deuterostomia. pp. 371-400. [details]   
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Remark The numerous nominal species of Hymenaster known only from the type material (especially of Sladen and Koehler) need reassessment in the light of the ranges of variation of better-known species. [details]

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Remark Type species: Hymenaster pellucidus Thomson, 1973. [details]


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