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Astropecten polyacanthus


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lexID:
11072 
AphiaID:
213245 
Scientific:
Astropecten polyacanthus 
German:
Kamm-Seestern 
English:
Sand Sifting Starfish, Indo-pacific Comb Starfish 
Category:
Sjöstjärnor 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Echinodermata (Phylum) > Asteroidea (Class) > Paxillosida (Order) > Astropectinidae (Family) > Astropecten (Genus) > polyacanthus (Species) 
Initial determination:
Müller & Troschel, 1842 
Occurrence:
North Pacific (Ocean), Tansania, Pacific Ocean, Mozambique, Barriärrevet, Egypten, Filippinerna, Hawaii, Indiska Oceanen, Kenya, Korallhavet, Madagaskar, Mauritius, Nya Zeeland, Östafrika, Persiska viken, Röda Havet, Seychellerna , Västra Indiska Oceanen 
Sea depth:
1 - 60 Meter 
Size:
15 cm - 20 cm 
Temperature:
13°C - 27°C 
Food:
Carrion, Worms, Detritus, Matspecialist, Musslor, Sniglar 
Difficulty:
There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully 
Offspring:
Not available as offspring 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Not evaluated (NE) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life
:
  • Astropecten acanthifer
  • Astropecten acutiradiatus
  • Astropecten alatus
  • Astropecten alligator
  • Astropecten americanus
  • Astropecten anacanthus
  • Astropecten andersoni
  • Astropecten antillensis
 
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2017-09-24 09:23:49 

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Astropecten polyacanthus Müller & Troschel, 1842

Astropecten polyacanthus, the sand sifting starfish or comb star, is a sea star of the family Astropectinidae. It is the most widespread species in the Astropecten genus, found throughout the Indo-Pacific region. The armspread is up to 20 cm (8 in)

It feeds on detritus and bivalve and gastropod molluscs which it swallows whole.
It is found at depths down to about 185 mt.

Members of the class Asteroidea exhibit both asexual (regeneration and clonal) and sexual (gonochoric) means of reproduction.

Systematik: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Echinodermata (Phylum) > Asterozoa (Subphylum) > Asteroidea (Class) > Valvatacea (Superorder) > Paxillosida (Order) > Astropectinidae (Family) > Astropecten (Genus)

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