153,631 species and infraspecific names are in the database, 20,983 images, 59,437 bibliographic items, 412,634 distributional records.

Discoaster Tan Sin Hok, 1931

Lectotype species: Discoaster pentaradiatus Tan Sin Hok

Taxonomic status: currently recognized as a distinct genus.

Fossil
This is a genus of fossil species, or a genus with a fossil type species, or a genus the type species of which was originally described as a fossil.

Numbers of names and species: There are 173 species names in the database at present, as well as 29 infraspecific names. Of the species names, 15 have been flagged as accepted taxonomically on the basis of the listed literature under the species name. In some instances, opinions on taxonomic validity differ from author to author and users are encouraged to form their own opinion. AlgaeBase is a work in progress and should not be regarded as a definitive source only as a guide to the literature..

Names: ('C' indicates a name that is accepted taxonomically; 'S' a homotypic or heterotypic synonym; 'U' indicates a name of uncertain taxonomic status, but which has been subjected to some verification nomenclaturally; 'P' indicates a preliminary AlgaeBase entry that has not been subjected to any kind of verification. For more information on a species click on it to activate a link to the Species database):

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Created: 16 April 2003 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 29 November 2017 by M.D. Guiry

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