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Fromia polypora Sea star, starfish, Many Pored Star

Fromia polyporais commonly referred to as Sea star, starfish, Many Pored Star. Difficulty in the aquarium: There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully. A aquarium size of at least 250 Liter is recommended. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.


Profilbild Urheber John Turnbull, Marine Explorer, Australien

Foto: Bare Island, Sydney, Australien


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lexID:
4976 
AphiaID:
291675 
Scientific:
Fromia polypora 
German:
Seestern 
English:
Sea Star, Starfish, Many Pored Star 
Category:
Star Fishes 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Echinodermata (Phylum) > Asteroidea (Class) > Valvatida (Order) > Goniasteridae (Family) > Fromia (Genus) > polypora (Species) 
Initial determination:
H.L. Clark, 1916 
Occurrence:
Tasmanien, East Coast Australia, Australia, Bass Strait, Coral sea, Eastern Indian Ocean, Houtman Abrolhos (Abrolhos Islands), Indian Ocean, Norfolk Island, Queensland (Australia), South Australia, Tasman Sea, Western Australia 
Sea depth:
1 - 3000 Meter 
Size:
3.94" - 7.87" (10cm - 20cm) 
Temperature:
71.6 °F - 82.4 °F (22°C - 28°C) 
Food:
Bacteria, Clam meat, Detritus 
Tank:
54.99 gal (~ 250L) 
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:
 
More related species
in this lexicon:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2019-12-20 20:29:01 

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(H.L. Clark, 1916)

Endemic in Australia.
Depth 5-6 m.
Feed on detritus.

Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Echinodermata (Phylum) > Asterozoa (Subphylum) > Asteroidea (Class) > Valvatacea (Superorder) > Valvatida (Order) > Ophidiasteridae (Family) > Austrofromia (Genus) > Austrofromia polypora (Species)

External links

  1. Atlas of Living Australia (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  2. Museums Victoria Collections (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  3. Solitary Island Underwater Research Group (SURG) (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  4. World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.

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Foto: Bare Island, Sydney, Australien
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Austrofromia polypor Copyright Henning Wiese
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