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Parvulastra exigua Dwarf cushion starfish, Five-armed Cushion Star. Rockpool star

Parvulastra exigua wird umgangssprachlich als Zwerg-Kissenseestern bezeichnet.


Profilbild Urheber Johan Swanepoel, Südafrika

Patiriella exigua (Dwarf cushion starfish)


Courtesy of the author Johan Swanepoel, Südafrika Please visit www.easterncapescubadiving.co.za for more information.

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lexID:
11485 
AphiaID:
459556 
Scientific:
Parvulastra exigua 
German:
Zwerg-Kissenseestern 
English:
Dwarf Cushion Starfish, Five-armed Cushion Star. Rockpool Star 
Category:
Star Fishes 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Echinodermata (Phylum) > Asteroidea (Class) > Valvatida (Order) > Asterinidae (Family) > Parvulastra (Genus) > exigua (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Lamarck, ), 1816 
Occurrence:
Angola, Ascencion, St. Helena & Tristan da Cunha, Australia, Indian Ocean, Madagascar, Mozambique, New Caledonia, New South Wales (Australia), South Atlantic, South-Africa, The Chagos Archipelago (the Chagos Islands) 
Sea depth:
1 - 3 Meter 
Size:
0.39" - 0.79" (1,0cm - 2,0cm) 
Temperature:
°F - 77 °F (°C - 25°C) 
Food:
algae grazer, epiphytes feeder, Herbivorous 
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:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2019-07-03 21:21:28 

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Parvulastra exigua (Lamarck, 1816)

Parvulastra exigua is a tiny flattened petagonal starfish. The arms poorly developed.Dorsal surface with plates,each with a cluster of knob-like spines.Colour uniformly khaki-green or orange,brown,green an white patterns.

Feed on micro-algal biofilms.

Synonyme:
Asterias exigua Lamarck, 1816
Asterias minuta de Blainville, 1834
Asterina exigua (Lamarck, 1816)
Asteriscus kraussi (Gray, 1840)
Patiriella exigua (Lamarck, 1816)

External links

  1. Eastern Cape Scuba Diving (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  2. World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.

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