Pentagonaster Gray 1840 (sea star)

Asteroidea - Valvatida - Goniasteridae

Synonyms: Astrogonium Müller and Troschel 1842, Goniaster (Astrogonium) Müller and Troschel 1842

Full reference: J. E. Gray. 1840. A synopsis of the genera and species of the class Hypostoma Asterias (Linn.). Annals and Magazine of Natural History 6:275-290

Parent taxon: Goniasterinae according to W. K. Spencer and C.W. Wright 1966

See also Forbes 1841 and Forbes 1848

Sister taxa: Goniaster, Recurvaster, Sphaeriodiscus

Subtaxa: Goniaster (Astrogonium) coombii Goniaster (Astrogonium) marginatus Goniaster (Astrogonium) stokesii Pentagonaster browni Pentagonaster muelleri

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Ecology: epifaunal detritivore

Distribution: there are no occurrences of Pentagonaster in the database

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