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Leiaster leachi

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Leiaster leachi - Leachs Seestern
Funddaten: Seychellen, Mahé, Sant Anne Marine NP 28.01.2017 (C) Christoph Bausch
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lexID:
12104 
AphiaID:
213308 
Scientific:
Leiaster leachi 
German:
Leachs Seestern 
English:
Leach's Sea Star 
Category:
Søstjerner 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Echinodermata (Phylum) > Asteroidea (Class) > Valvatida (Order) > Ophidiasteridae (Family) > Leiaster (Genus) > leachi (Species) 
Initial determination:
Gray, 1840 
Occurrence:
Mozambique, Filippinerne, Fransk Polynesien, Guam, Indiske ocean, Indo Stillehavet, Mauritius , Ny Kaledonien, Rødehavet, Seychellerne, Vestlige Indiske ocean 
Sea depth:
5 - 73 Meter 
Size:
bis zu 20cm 
Temperature:
23°C - 25°C 
Food:
Suspension feeder, Carnivore, Skaldyr 
Difficulty:
There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully 
Offspring:
None 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
Red List:
Not evaluated (NE) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2019-05-11 10:22:17 

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Leiaster leachi (Gray, 1840)

Colour cream,orange extensively spotted and blotched with irregular areas of red spots. Reef flats, lagoons and slopes.Typical substrate film-feeder as well as on rock-encrusting organisms.

Reproduction: asexual and sexual (Embryos hatch into planktonic larvae).

Synonymised names:
Leiaster brevispinus H.L. Clark, 1921 (Synonym according to Jangoux (1980))
Leiaster grandis Hayashi, 1938
Leiaster hawaiiensis Fisher, 1925 (Synonym)
Leiaster speciosus Sladen, 1889
Ophidiaster leachi Gray, 1840
Ophidiaster leachi hawaiiensis Fisher, 1925

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