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- Leiaster speciosus
- Spot Chain Sea Star, Velvety Sea Star
- Family tree:
- Animalia (Kingdom) > Echinodermata (Phylum) > Asteroidea (Class) > Valvatida (Order) > Ophidiasteridae (Family) > Leiaster (Genus) > speciosus (Species)
- Initial determination:
- von Martens, 1866
- Bali, Filippinerne, Indonesien, Vestlige Stillehav
- Sea depth:
- 0 - 81 Meter
- 30 cm - 50 cm
- 24°C - 28°C
- Detritus, Carrion
- Not suitable for home aquaria!
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- 2017-03-26 20:01:57
- 2017-03-26 20:23:34
Leiaster speciosus von Martens, 1866
This Velvety Sea Star is usually dark maroon in colour, with a smooth, almost slimy feel. This species of the Western Pacific Ocean can be typically found under rocks on the seaward reef.
Leiaster speciosus is a host of ectoparasitic Copepod Leicomes monozotus.
Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Echinodermata (Phylum) > Asterozoa (Subphylum) > Asteroidea (Class) > Valvatacea (Superorder) > Valvatida (Order) > Ophidiasteridae (Family) > Leiaster (Genus) > Leiaster speciosus (Species)
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