A molecular and morphological review of the asterinid, Patiriella gunnii (Gray) (Echinodermata: Asteroidea)

P. M. O'Loughlin, J. M. Waters and M. S. Roy

Memoirs of Museum Victoria Vol 60 (2) p. 181–195 (2003)

DOI
http://doi.org/10.24199/j.mmv.2003.60.19

Abstract

The six–rayed species of the asterinid genus Patiriella Verrill from the rocky shallows of southern Australia are reviewed. Based on molecular and morphological evidence, it is judged that Patiriella brevispina H.L. Clark is a junior synonym of Patiriella gunnii (Gray). Three new species are described: Patiriella medius sp. nov., Patiriella occidens sp. nov. and Patiriella oriens sp. nov. A key to the four species of Patiriella is provided.

Citation

O'Loughlin, P.M., Waters, J.M. & Roy, M.S., 2003. A molecular and morphological review of the asterinid, Patiriella gunnii (Gray) (Echinodermata: Asteroidea). Memoirs of Museum Victoria 60: 181-195. http://doi.org/10.24199/j.mmv.2003.60.19

PUBLICATION DATE: 30 NOVEMBER 2003

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