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Luidia senegalensis

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Nine-armed Sea Star, Luidia senegalensis, Florida USA 2018

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lexID:
12842 
AphiaID:
178641 
Scientific:
Luidia senegalensis 
German:
Neunarmiger-Seestern 
English:
Nine Armed Sea Star 
Category:
Søstjerner 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Echinodermata (Phylum) > Asteroidea (Class) > Paxillosida (Order) > Luidiidae (Family) > Luidia (Genus) > senegalensis (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Lamarck, ), 1816 
Occurrence:
Columbia, Jamaica, Panama, Haiti, Cuba, Venezuela, Bahamas, Brasilien, Caribien, Dominikanske republik, Florida, Honduras, Mexikanske golf, Mexiko (Øst Pacific), Sydatlanten, USA 
Sea depth:
2 - 65 Meter 
Size:
15 cm - 40 cm 
Temperature:
22°C - 28°C 
Food:
Sediment feeder, Predatory, Carnivore, Detritus, Carrion, Muslinger, Snegle, Søstjerner 
Difficulty:
Not suitable for aquarium keeping 
Offspring:
None 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Not evaluated (NE) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life
:
  • Luidia alternata
  • Luidia amurensis
  • Luidia armata
  • Luidia aspera
  • Luidia asthenosoma
  • Luidia australiae
  • Luidia avicularia
  • Luidia barbadensis
  • Luidia bellonae
 
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in this lexicon
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2020-03-04 14:59:45 

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Luidia senegalensis (Lamarck, 1816)

The nine-armed sea star is a scavenger and a predator and examination of the stomach contents show that the diet consists primarily of molluscs, small crustaceans and polychaete worms.

Similar to Luidia clathrata in colour (5 arms)

Synonymised names:
Asterias senegalensis Lamarck, 1816
Luidia marcgravii Steenstrup in Lutken, 1859 (synonym according to Perrier (1875))

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  1. Wikipedia (en)
  2. WoRMS (en)

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