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Echinaster colemani Coleman’s Seastar, Starfish

Echinaster colemaniis commonly referred to as Coleman’s Seastar, 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 John Turnbull, Marine Explorer, Australien

Foto: The Docks, Jervis Bay, Süd-Australien


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lexID:
12206 
AphiaID:
291572 
Scientific:
Echinaster colemani 
German:
Coleman’s Sesstern 
English:
Coleman’s Seastar, Starfish 
Category:
Star Fishes 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Echinodermata (Phylum) > Asteroidea (Class) > Spinulosida (Order) > Echinasteridae (Family) > Echinaster (Genus) > colemani (Species) 
Initial determination:
Rowe & Albertson, 1987 
Occurrence:
Australia, Coral sea, New South Wales (Australia), Norfolk Island, Queensland (Australia), South Australia, Tasman Sea 
Sea depth:
17 - 77 Meter 
Size:
4.33" - 11.02" (11cm - 28cm) 
Temperature:
68 °F - 78.8 °F (20°C - 26°C) 
Food:
No reliable information available 
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:
  • Echinaster aculeata
  • Echinaster arcystatus
  • Echinaster brasiliensis
  • Echinaster cylindricus
  • Echinaster echinatus
  • Echinaster echinophorus
  • Echinaster farquhari
  • Echinaster glomeratus
 
More related species
in this lexicon:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2019-07-10 16:09:04 

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Echinaster colemani Rowe & Albertson, 1987

The star fish has five long arms, plain red-brown surface colouration and numerous purple papulae. This is one of the rarer large seastars in temperate waters and is generally restricted to deep New South Wales reefs.

Colours range from red, through orange to brown

Named after the Australian naturalist, underwater nature photographer, writer, publisher and educator Neville Coleman.

External links

  1. Atlas of Living Australia (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  2. Australian Museum (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  3. Author Information (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  4. Erstbeschreibung von Echinaster colemani (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  5. Reef Life Survey (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  6. Solitary Island Underwater Research Group (SURG) (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  7. World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.

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