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lexID: 10581 AphiaID: 380236 Scientific: Luidia herdmani German: Acht-Armiger Kammseestern English: Eight-armed Sand Star Category: Star Fishes Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Echinodermata (Phylum) > Asteroidea (Class) > Paxillosida (Order) > Luidiidae (Family) > Luidia (Genus) > herdmani (Species) Initial determination: A.M. Clark, 1953 Occurrence: the Persian Gulf , (the) Maldives, Australia, China, East Africa, Gulf of Bengal / Bay of Bengal, Indian Ocean, Japan, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, New Caledonia, New Zealand, North Pacific (Ocean), Philippines, Red Sea, South-Africa, the Seychelles, Western Indian Ocean Sea depth: 0 - 134 Meter Temperature: 75.2 °F - 82.4 °F (24°C - 28°C) Food: Clams, Predatory, Sea Cucumbers, Sea urchins, Snails, Starfishs Difficulty: Not suitable for home aquaria! Offspring: None Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown Red List: Not evaluated (NE) Related species at Catalog of Life: More related species in this lexicon:
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Created: 2017-03-29 19:54:37
Last edit: 2020-01-21 22:34:33
Luidia maculata Müller & Troschel, 1842
Luidia maculata has a variable number of arms (5-9), but eight is the most common number. Luidia maculata occurs on soft bottoms,on sand an seagrass. This sea star is carnivorous,feeds on other echinoderms and molluscs. Eight-armed sand star is nocturnal.
Sometimes mistaken for the Common sea star Archaster typicus.
Luidia maculata is a host of following ectoparasits:
Luidia maculata var. ceylonica
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