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Neoferdina insolita Unusual Sea Star

Neoferdina insolitais commonly referred to as Unusual Sea Star. 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 Ian Shaw, Reef Life Survey, Australien

Foto: Bali, Indonesien


Courtesy of the author Ian Shaw, Reef Life Survey, Australien

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lexID:
13024 
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Scientific:
Neoferdina insolita 
German:
Seestern 
English:
Unusual Sea Star 
Category:
Star Fishes 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Echinodermata (Phylum) > Asteroidea (Class) > Valvatida (Order) > Goniasteridae (Family) > Neoferdina (Genus) > insolita (Species) 
Initial determination:
Livingstone, 1936 
Occurrence:
Ashmore and Cartier Islands, Bali, Coral sea, Eastern Indian Ocean, Great Barrier Reef, Indonesia, Japan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Timor Sea, Western Australia 
Sea depth:
3 - 200 Meter 
Size:
up to 6.3" (16 cm) 
Temperature:
66.2 °F - 30,7 °F (19°C - 30,7°C) 
Food:
Algae, Aquatic plant, Carrion, Clam meat, Detritus, Food tablets, Frozen Food (large sort), omnivore, Spirulina 
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:
2020-05-15 15:54:01 

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Neoferdina insolita inhabits lagoons and seaward reefs and can be seen on ledges, in caves and under rocks.

The starfish is best kept in well aged aquariums with various living rock formations containing algae films, organic films and detritus accumulations.
The starfish is rarely sold in specialist shops, so if you buy this animal, you should know that it can also eat small invertebrates.
Essentially, however, Neoferdina insolita is a herbivore and detritus eater, an occasional feeding with algae pellets can prove beneficial.
An occasional feeding with small fish pieces or mussel meat is also recommended.

Caution: The starfish is susceptible to sudden changes in salinity/specific weight and should be slowly adapted to the aquarium water before being placed in the tank.

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