Spiny Cushion Starfish, Cushion Star
Culcita schmidelianais commonly referred to as Spiny Cushion Starfish, Cushion Star. Difficulty in the aquarium: Experts only! Very hard to keep. A aquarium size of at least 500 Liter is recommended. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.
lexID: 2234 AphiaID: 212295 Scientific: Culcita schmideliana German: Stachel-Kissenstern English: Spiny Cushion Starfish, Cushion Star Category: Star Fishes Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Echinodermata (Phylum) > Asteroidea (Class) > Valvatida (Order) > Oreasteridae (Family) > Culcita (Genus) > schmideliana (Species) Initial determination: (Bruzelius, ), 1805 Occurrence: , Vereinigte Arabische Emirate (the) Maldives, Australia, Comores, East Africa, Hawaii, Indian Ocean, Indo Pacific, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Red Sea, Tansania, Thailand, the Andaman Sea, The Chagos Archipelago (the Chagos Islands), the Cocos Islands / Keeling Islands, the Seychelles, Western Indian Ocean, Zanzibar Sea depth: 1 - 77 Meter Size: up to 9.84" (25 cm) Temperature: 77 °F - 28,7 °F (25°C - 28,7°C) Food: Coral polyps = corallivorous, Food specialist Tank: 109.99 gal (~ 500L) Difficulty: Experts only! Very hard to keep Offspring: Not available as offspring Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown CITES: Not evaluated Red List: Not evaluated (NE) Related species at Catalog of Life: More related species in this lexicon:
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Created: 2007-05-17 16:18:30
Last edit: 2021-04-02 16:19:15
On their back they sometimes carry small shrimps of the Periclimenes-species, perfectly camouflaged both in shape and color.
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