Full name: WoRMS Asteroidea: World Asteroidea Database NEW!
Short name: WoRMS Asteroidea
Version: Dec 2010
Release date: 2010-12-10
Authors/editors: Mah C.L.
Taxonomic coverage: Animalia - Echinodermata - Asteroidea
English name of the group: Starfish or sea stars
Number of species: 1,917
Number of infraspecific taxa: 232
Number of synonyms: 2,537
Number of common names: 82
Total number of names: 4,768
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/