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Culcita schmideliana 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.


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Culcita schmideliana, Malediven 2016


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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:
 
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in this lexicon:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2021-04-02 16:19:15 

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On their back they sometimes carry small shrimps of the Periclimenes-species, perfectly camouflaged both in shape and color.

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