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Amphiaster insignis

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lexID:
9514 
AphiaID:
368865 
Scientific:
Amphiaster insignis 
German:
Dorniger Seestern 
English:
Spiny Seastar, Red Spiny Seastar 
Category:
Sjöstjärnor 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Echinodermata (Phylum) > Asteroidea (Class) > Valvatida (Order) > Asterodiscididae (Family) > Amphiaster (Genus) > insignis (Species) 
Initial determination:
Verrill, 1868 
Occurrence:
Panama, Guatemala, Kaliforniska viken, Karibien, Mexicanska golfen 
Size:
7.5 cm - 18 cm 
Temperature:
16°C - 23,5°C 
Food:
Sea weed, Predatory, Alger, Stjöstjärnor 
Difficulty:
There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully 
Offspring:
None 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Related species at
Catalog of Life
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2016-03-15 12:10:56 

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Verrill, 1868

Amphiaster insignis is an attractive and distinctive sea star and is characterized by its uniformly colored red-orange to red-brown body and webbed arms.
The Seastar has a broad flat disc with triangularly shaped arms that are covered with large, smooth, heavy, randomly spaced highly movable conical spines.

Similar species: Paulia horrida

Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Echinodermata (Phylum) > Asterozoa (Subphylum) > Asteroidea (Class) > Valvatacea (Superorder) > Valvatida (Order) > Asterodiscididae (Family) > Amphiaster (Genus) > Amphiaster insignis (Species)

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