Oreaster Müller and Troschel 1842 (sea star)

Asteroidea - Valvatida - Oreasteridae

Alternative spelling: Pentaceros (Oreaster)

Synonyms: Astropecten (Pentaceros) Gray 1840, Pentaceros Gray 1840

Full reference: J. Müller and F.H. Troschel. 1842. System der Asteriden. F. Vieweg & Sohn, Braunschweig 1-147

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

See also Fisher 1911, von Linstow 1909 and von Zittel 1876

Sister taxa: Anthenea, Culcita, Goniodiscaster

Subtaxa: Astropecten (Pentaceros) beyrichi Oreaster squamosus

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Ecology: epifaunal detritivore

Distribution: there are no occurrences of Oreaster in the database

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