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Astrophyton muricatum


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lexID:
7013 
AphiaID:
243214 
Scientific:
Astrophyton muricatum 
German:
Gorgonenhaupt 
English:
Great Basket Star, Giant Basket Star 
Category:
 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Echinodermata (Phylum) > Ophiuroidea (Class) > Euryalida (Order) > Gorgonocephalidae (Family) > Astrophyton (Genus) > muricatum (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Lamarck, ), 1816 
Occurrence:
Suriname, Cuba, Jamaica, Barbados, Panama, Costa Rica, Bahamas, Belize, Brasilien, Caribien, Dominica, Florida, Mexikanske golf, Trinidad og Tobago, USA, Virgin Islands, U.S. 
Sea depth:
2 - 500 Meter 
Size:
7 cm - 55 cm 
Temperature:
15,6°C - 26,6°C 
Food:
Filter feeder, fytoplankton, Zooxantheller/Lys 
Difficulty:
There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully 
Offspring:
Not available as offspring 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Not evaluated (NE) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2018-03-24 10:27:09 

Husbandry

(Lamarck, 1816)

The great basket star is found on the reef, attached to sea fans, hydroids, sea feathers or sea Whips.

Depth: down to 70 meters.

Its color varies from dark brown to light yellowish brown.

Nocturnal.

Synonym:
Euryale muricatum Lamarck, 1816

Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Echinodermata (Phylum) > Asterozoa (Subphylum) > Ophiuroidea (Class) > Euryalida (Order) > Gorgonocephalidae (Family) > Astrophyton (Genus)

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