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Astropecten polyacanthus Sand sifting Starfish


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lexID:
11072 
Scientific:
Astropecten polyacanthus 
German:
Kamm Seestern 
English:
Sand sifting Starfish 
Category:
Star Fishes 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Echinodermata (Phylum) > Asteroidea (Class) > Paxillosida (Order) > Astropectinidae (Family) > Astropecten (Genus) > polyacanthus (Species) 
Initial determination:
Müller & Troschel, 1842 
Occurrence:
the Persian Gulf , Coral sea, East Africa, Egypt, Great Barrier Reef, Hawaii, Indian Ocean, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, New Zealand, North Pacific (Ocean), Pacific Ocean, Philippines, Red Sea, Tansania, the Seychelles, Western Indian Ocean 
Sea depth:
1 - 60 Meter 
Size:
5.91" - 7.87" (15cm - 20cm) 
Temperature:
73.4 °F - 80.6 °F (23°C - 27°C) 
Food:
Carrion, Clams, Detritus, Food specialist, Snails, Worms 
Tank:
175.98 gal (~ 800L) 
Difficulty:
not for beginners 
Offspring:
None 
Toxicity:
non-toxic 
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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