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Linckia bouvieri

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Linckia bouvieri (c) by Prof. Dr. Peter Wirtz

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lexID:
5931 
AphiaID:
178187 
Scientific:
Linckia bouvieri 
German:
Seestern 
English:
Starfish 
Category:
Søstjerner 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Echinodermata (Phylum) > Asteroidea (Class) > Valvatida (Order) > Ophidiasteridae (Family) > Linckia (Genus) > bouvieri (Species) 
Initial determination:
Perrier, 1875 
Occurrence:
the Canary Islands, Madeira, Cuba, Caribien, Kap Verde, Mexikanske golf 
Size:
bis zu 30cm 
Temperature:
°C - 25°C 
Food:
Detritus, Alger 
Tank:
~ 1000 Liter 
Difficulty:
Not for beginners 
Offspring:
Possible to breed 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
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Last edit:
2013-08-24 09:48:46 

Captive breeding / propagation

The offspring of Linckia bouvieri are possible. Unfortunately, the number of offspring is not large enough to cover the demand of the trade. If you are interested in Linckia bouvieri, please ask your dealer for offspring. If you already own Linckia bouvieri, try breeding yourself. This will help to improve the availability of offspring in the trade and to conserve natural stocks.

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Linckia bouvieri Perrier, 1875

Linckia is a genus of sea stars found mainly in the Indo-Pacific region. They are known to be creatures with remarkable regenerative abilities, and capable of defensive autotomy against predators. They reproduce asexually.
The genus is named after the German naturalist Johann Heinrich Linck

Linckia formosa Mortensen, 1933 (Synonym)

Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Echinodermata (Phylum) > Asterozoa (Subphylum) > Asteroidea (Class) > Valvatacea (Superorder) > Valvatida (Order) > Ophidiasteridae (Family) > Linckia (Genus)

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