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Astropecten bispinosus Sea star

Astropecten bispinosusis commonly referred to as Sea star. Difficulty in the aquarium: Not for beginners. A aquarium size of at least 500 Liter is recommended. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.


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lexID:
5721 
AphiaID:
123859 
Scientific:
Astropecten bispinosus 
German:
Kammseestern, Kammstern 
English:
Sea Star 
Category:
Star Fishes 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Echinodermata (Phylum) > Asteroidea (Class) > Paxillosida (Order) > Astropectinidae (Family) > Astropecten (Genus) > bispinosus (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Otto, ), 1823 
Occurrence:
Adriatic Sea (Mediterranean), Algeria, Azores, East-Atlantic Ocean, Northern Africa, The Aegan Sea (Mediterranean), the Mediterranean Sea 
Size:
up to 7.87" (20 cm) 
Temperature:
°F - 68 °F (°C - 20°C) 
Food:
Clam meat, Clams, Detritus, Predatory, Snails 
Tank:
109.99 gal (~ 500L) 
Difficulty:
Not for beginners 
Offspring:
Possible to breed 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
  • Astropecten acanthifer
  • Astropecten acutiradiatus
  • Astropecten alatus
  • Astropecten alligator
  • Astropecten americanus
  • Astropecten anacanthus
  • Astropecten andersoni
  • Astropecten antillensis
 
More related species
in this lexicon:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2013-07-11 17:28:06 

Captive breeding / propagation

The offspring of Astropecten bispinosus are possible. Unfortunately, the number of offspring is not large enough to cover the demand of the trade. If you are interested in Astropecten bispinosus, please ask your dealer for offspring. If you already own Astropecten bispinosus, try breeding yourself. This will help to improve the availability of offspring in the trade and to conserve natural stocks.

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(Otto, 1823)

This sea star is a carnivore and feeds on molluscs, which it catches with its arms and then takes to the mouth. The prey is then trapped by the long, moving prickles around the mouth cavity

This species is active and easy to find especially in the late afternoon, but sometimes it is possible to find it during the day or during the night.

This species lives only in the Mediterranean Sea and it prefers sandy seabed near meadows of the seagrass Cymodocea nodosa.
Text source.Wikipedia

Synonyms:
Asterias bispinosa Otto, 1823 (synonym)
Astropecten echinatus Gray, 1840 (synonym according to Perrier (1875))
Astropecten myosurus Perrier, 1869 (synonym)
Stellaria bispinosa Nardo, 1834

External links

  1. SeaLifeBase (multi). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  2. World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.

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