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Leiaster speciosus


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lexID:
10576 
AphiaID:
-999 
Scientific:
Leiaster speciosus 
German:
Seestern 
English:
Spot Chain Sea Star, Velvety Sea Star 
Category:
Søstjerner 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Echinodermata (Phylum) > Asteroidea (Class) > Valvatida (Order) > Ophidiasteridae (Family) > Leiaster (Genus) > speciosus (Species) 
Initial determination:
von Martens, 1866 
Occurrence:
Bali, Filippinerne, Indonesien, Vestlige Stillehav 
Sea depth:
0 - 81 Meter 
Size:
30 cm - 50 cm 
Temperature:
24°C - 28°C 
Food:
Detritus, Carrion 
Difficulty:
Not suitable for home aquaria! 
Offspring:
None 
Related species at
Catalog of Life
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2017-03-26 20:23:34 

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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.

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