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Linckia columbiae

Linckia columbiaeis commonly referred to as Fragile Star, Pacific comet sea star, Variable sea star.. Difficulty in the aquarium: There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.


Profilbild Urheber Scott & Jeanette Johnson, Kwajalein Unterwater

Starfish - Linckia columbiae, California 2019

A seastar often seen on the backside of the west end of Anacapa is Linckia columbiae. 2 inches (50mm)
Courtesy of the author Scott & Jeanette Johnson, Kwajalein Unterwater . Please visit www.underwaterkwaj.com for more information.

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lexID:
11939 
AphiaID:
378630 
Scientific:
Linckia columbiae 
German:
Pazifischer Kometen-Seestern, Fragiler Seestern, Variabler Seestern 
English:
Fragile Star, Pacific Comet Sea Star, Variable Sea Star. 
Category:
Søstjerner 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Echinodermata (Phylum) > Asteroidea (Class) > Valvatida (Order) > Ophidiasteridae (Family) > Linckia (Genus) > columbiae (Species) 
Initial determination:
Gray, 1840 
Sea depth:
1 - 150 Meter 
Size:
bis zu 10cm 
Temperature:
°C - 20°C 
Difficulty:
There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully 
Offspring:
None 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Not evaluated (NE) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2021-09-18 14:02:57 

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Linckia columbiae Gray, 1840

Linckia columbiae varies greatly in colour and shape. The normal number of rays is five, but some specimens have only one, while others have four, six, seven or even nine. The colour is generally mottled grey and red. This species is found on rocks in the intertidal zone at depths down to about 150 m.

Synonymised names:
Phataria fascialis Monks, 1903 (Synonym according to Fisher (1911))

External links

  1. Diver.net Chris Grossman's Underwater Photography (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  2. Wikipedia (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  3. Wikipedia (de). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  4. World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.

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