Molecular Biology and Genetics
Statistics of barcoding coverage
Specimens with Sequences:8
Specimens with Barcodes:7
Species With Barcodes:1
Archasteridae is a family of starfish found in shallow waters in the tropical Indo-Pacific region. The genus Astropus, previously included in this family, is now included in the genus Archaster with the single species, Astropus longipes (Gray, 1840), being accepted as Archaster lorioli Sukarno & Jangoux, 1977.
The only genus in the family is now Archaster as three subfamilies have now been raised to family status:
- Subfamily Benthopectininae accepted as Benthopectinidae
- Subfamily Pararchasterinae accepted as Benthopectinidae
- Subfamily Plutonasterinae accepted as Astropectinidae
The following species are listed by the World Register of Marine Species:
- Archaster angulatus Müller & Troschel, 1842
- Archaster lorioli Sukarno & Jangoux, 1977
- Archaster typicus Müller & Troschel, 1840
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