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Leptasterias (Leptasterias) muelleri northern starfish

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lexID:
7752 
AphiaID:
125158 
Scientific:
Leptasterias (Leptasterias) muelleri 
German:
Seestern 
English:
Northern Starfish 
Category:
Star Fishes 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Echinodermata (Phylum) > Asteroidea (Class) > Forcipulatida (Order) > Asteriidae (Family) > Leptasterias (Genus) > (Leptasterias) muelleri (Species) 
Initial determination:
(M. Sars, ), 1846 
Occurrence:
the North Sea, Arctic Sea, European Coasts, North Atlantic Ocean, North Pacific (Ocean), Spitsbergen /Svalbard, the British Isles 
Size:
1.97" - 7.87" (5cm - 20cm) 
Difficulty:
Not suitable for home aquaria! 
Offspring:
None 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
  • Leptasterias aequalis
  • Leptasterias alaskensis
  • Leptasterias aleutica
  • Leptasterias arctica
  • Leptasterias asteira
  • Leptasterias austera
  • Leptasterias camtschatica
  • Leptasterias canuti
  • Leptasterias clavispina
  • Leptasterias coei
 
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2014-12-02 09:43:42 

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Leptasterias (Leptasterias) muelleri (M. Sars, 1846)

Leptasterias muelleri, the northern starfish, is a species of starfish in the family Asteriidae.

It is found in the Arctic Ocean and the northern Atlantic Ocean
The colour of this starfish may be pale purple, pink or green, with pale coloured tips to the arms.


Synonymised names:
Asteracanthion muelleri M. Sars, 1846 (basionym)
Asterias muelleri Norman, 1865
Asterias mülleri Norman, 1865 (Spelling variation for Asterias muelleri)
Leptasterias muelleri (M. Sars, 1846) · accepted, alternate representation
Stellonia hispida (Pennant, 1777) (Suppressed and replaced by A.M. Clark in Clark & Downey (1992))

Classification:
Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Echinodermata (Phylum) > Asterozoa (Subphylum) > Asteroidea (Class) > Forcipulatacea (Superorder) > Forcipulatida (Order) > Asteriidae (Family) > Leptasterias (Genus) > Leptasterias (Leptasterias) (Subgenus) > Leptasterias (Leptasterias) muelleri (Species)

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