Papers from the Echinoderm Conference. 6. A revision of the asterinid genus Nepanthia Gray, 1840 (Echinodermata: Asteroidea), with the description of three new species
The genus Nepanthia Gray, 1840 is revised and eight species recognised, including three new species, one from New South Wales, one from north of Sabah, Borneo and one from the Sulu Sea, Philippines. Fisher's opinion that Parasterina crassa should be referred to Nepanthia is supported and the species is here included. Variation in the species N. belcheri (Perrier) is discussed and the species N. brevis (Perrier), N. suffarcinata Sladen, N. joubini Koehler, N. variabilis H. L. Clark and N. magnispina H. L. Clark are considered conspecific with it. A key is given for the eight species recognised.