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Astropecten polyacanthus Sand Sifting Starfish, Indo-pacific Comb Starfish

Astropecten polyacanthusis commonly referred to as Sand Sifting Starfish, Indo-pacific Comb Starfish. Difficulty in the aquarium: There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.


Profilbild Urheber Javier Couper (Predomalpha), New Zealand

Comb Star,Astropecten polyacanthus, Algies Bay.2019


Courtesy of the author Javier Couper (Predomalpha), New Zealand Photo taken by Javier Couper Please visit www.inaturalist.org for more information.

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lexID:
11072 
AphiaID:
213245 
Scientific:
Astropecten polyacanthus 
German:
Kamm-Seestern 
English:
Sand Sifting Starfish, Indo-pacific Comb Starfish 
Category:
Star Fishes 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Echinodermata (Phylum) > Asteroidea (Class) > Paxillosida (Order) > Astropectinidae (Family) > Astropecten (Genus) > polyacanthus (Species) 
Initial determination:
Müller & Troschel, 1842 
Occurrence:
Arabian Sea, Coral sea, East Africa, Egypt, Great Barrier Reef, Hawaii, Indian Ocean, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, New Zealand, North Pacific (Ocean), Pacific Ocean, Philippines, Red Sea, Tansania, the Seychelles, Western Indian Ocean 
Sea depth:
1 - 60 Meter 
Size:
5.91" - 7.87" (15cm - 20cm) 
Temperature:
55.4 °F - 80.6 °F (13°C - 27°C) 
Food:
Carrion, Clams, Detritus, Food specialist, Snails, Worms 
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:
  • Astropecten acanthifer
  • Astropecten acutiradiatus
  • Astropecten alatus
  • Astropecten alligator
  • Astropecten americanus
  • Astropecten anacanthus
  • Astropecten andersoni
  • Astropecten antillensis
 
More related species
in this lexicon:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2017-09-24 09:23:49 

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Astropecten polyacanthus Müller & Troschel, 1842

Astropecten polyacanthus, the sand sifting starfish or comb star, is a sea star of the family Astropectinidae. It is the most widespread species in the Astropecten genus, found throughout the Indo-Pacific region. The armspread is up to 20 cm (8 in)

It feeds on detritus and bivalve and gastropod molluscs which it swallows whole.
It is found at depths down to about 185 mt.

Members of the class Asteroidea exhibit both asexual (regeneration and clonal) and sexual (gonochoric) means of reproduction.

Systematik: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Echinodermata (Phylum) > Asterozoa (Subphylum) > Asteroidea (Class) > Valvatacea (Superorder) > Paxillosida (Order) > Astropectinidae (Family) > Astropecten (Genus)

External links

  1. Tauchparadies von Astrid und Johnny (de). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  2. World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.

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