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Astropecten articulatus

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Beaded Sea Star, Astropecten articulatus, Florida USA 2018

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lexID:
12899 
AphiaID:
158491 
Scientific:
Astropecten articulatus 
German:
Kammstern 
English:
Royal Sea Star 
Category:
Søstjerner 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Echinodermata (Phylum) > Asteroidea (Class) > Paxillosida (Order) > Astropectinidae (Family) > Astropecten (Genus) > articulatus (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Say, ), 1825 
Occurrence:
Costa Rica, Columbia, Jamaica, Guatemala, Cuba, Venezuela, Bahamas, Belize, Caribien, Dominikanske republik, Flores, Honduras, Mexikanske golf, Mexiko (Øst Pacific), Nicaragua, Sydatlanten, USA 
Sea depth:
3 - 325 Meter 
Size:
bis zu 9cm 
Temperature:
11°C - 28°C 
Food:
Predatory, cannibalism (preys on conspecifics), omnivore, Carrion, Muslinger, Snegle 
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
:
  • Astropecten acanthifer
  • Astropecten acutiradiatus
  • Astropecten alatus
  • Astropecten alligator
  • Astropecten americanus
  • Astropecten anacanthus
  • Astropecten andersoni
  • Astropecten antillensis
 
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in this lexicon
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2020-03-20 13:03:26 

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Astropecten articulatus (Say, 1825)

Royal Starfish is characterized by its bold colours. It has a purple granulated disk and the purple colour continues to extend to its five flat arms. The margin of the sea star, which is its outline, is an orange color.

Synonymised names:
Asterias articulata Say, 1825
Astropecten comptus Verrill, 1915 (synonym according to Lawrence et al. 2018)
Astropecten dubius Gray, 1840 (synonym)

Direct children (2):
Variety Astropecten articulatus var. buschi Müller & Troschel, 1843
Subspecies Astropecten articulatus duplicatus (Gray, 1840) accepted as Astropecten duplicatus Gray, 1840 (subsequent combination)

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