Database Details : World Asteroidea database

Full name: World Asteroidea database UPDATED!
Short name: WoRMS Asteroidea
Version: 2017-03-01
Release date: 2017-03-01
Authors/editors: Mah C.L. .
Taxonomic coverage: Animalia - Echinodermata - Asteroidea
English name of the group: Starfish or sea stars
Number of living species 1,856
Number of living infraspecific taxa 233
Number of extinct species: 1
Number of extinct infraspecific taxa: 0
Number of synonyms: 2,501
Number of common names: 167
Total number of names: 4,758
Abstract: The core of the World Asteroidea Database (WAD) is derived from the "Asteroid Names List" developed primarily by Ailsa M. Clark. However the WAD is complimented by numerous other echinoderm compendia (e.g., Clark & Downey's Starfishes of the Atlantic, Rowe & Gate's Zoological Catalogue of Australia, etc) and will eventually include all subsequent taxonomic changes and newly described taxa. Data have been contributed to the Catalogue of Life via the WoRMS, hosted by the Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ).
Organization: National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC, USA
Website: http://www.marinespecies.org/asteroidea
Bibliographic citation: Mah C.L. . (2017). WoRMS Asteroidea: World Asteroidea database (version 2017-03-01). In: Roskov Y., Abucay L., Orrell T., Nicolson D., Bailly N., Kirk P.M., Bourgoin T., DeWalt R.E., Decock W., De Wever A., Nieukerken E. van, Zarucchi J., Penev L., eds. (2017). Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life, 22nd March 2017. Digital resource at www.catalogueoflife.org/col. Species 2000: Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands. ISSN 2405-8858.