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Asterias is a genus of the Asteriidae family of sea stars. It includes several of the best-known species of sea stars, including the (Atlantic) common starfish, Asterias rubens, and the northern Pacific seastar, Asterias amurensis. The genus contains a total of six species in all.

Asterias
Asterias rubens.jpg
Asterias rubens
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Asterias

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SpeciesEdit

The World Register of Marine Species includes the following species:[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Mah, Christopher (2014). "Asterias Linnaeus, 1758". World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved 2015-01-29.

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