Fromia pacificais commonly referred to as Pacific seastar. 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 160 Liter is recommended. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.
lexID: 6480 AphiaID: 368956 Scientific: Fromia pacifica German: Pazifischer Seestern English: Pacific Seastar Category: Star Fishes Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Echinodermata (Phylum) > Asteroidea (Class) > Valvatida (Order) > Goniasteridae (Family) > Fromia (Genus) > pacifica (Species) Initial determination: H.L. Clark, 1921 Occurrence: American Samoa, Eastern Pacific Ocean, Hawaii, Indian Ocean, Indo Pacific, Indonesia, Mauritius, New Caledonia, North Pacific (Ocean), Okinawa, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, South China Sea, South-Pazific, Western Indian Ocean, Western Pacific Ocean Sea depth: 0 - 30 Meter Size: up to 2.76" (7 cm) Temperature: 76.46 °F - 84.74 °F (24.7°C - 29.3°C) Food: Carrion, Detritus Tank: 35.2 gal (~ 160L) 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:
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Created: 2013-12-05 19:37:50
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Fromia pacifica H.L. Clark, 1921
Fromia is a genus of starfish belonging to the family Goniasteridae. These species are tropical sea stars, with 5 arms but sometimes up to 7.
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