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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Bibliographic Data

Short Form
Rowe and Marsh, 1982, Aust. Mus. Mem. 16: 89–120
Author
Francis W. E. Rowe; Loisette M. Marsh
Year
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
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Available Online
04 March 2009
Reference Number
360
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