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Fromia heffernani Heffernan's Sea Star, Pebbled Sea Star

Fromia heffernaniis commonly referred to as Heffernan's Sea Star, Pebbled Sea Star. Difficulty in the aquarium: Not suitable for aquarium keeping. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.


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Heffernans Seestern_Celerina heffernani

Hier ein Heffernans Seestern in seiner natürlichen Umgebung. Aufgenommen in Bali / Indonesien 06/2016.


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lexID:
7698 
AphiaID:
993013 
Scientific:
Fromia heffernani 
German:
Heffernan's Seestern, Perlen-Seestern 
English:
Heffernan's Sea Star, Pebbled Sea Star 
Category:
Star Fishes 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Echinodermata (Phylum) > Asteroidea (Class) > Valvatida (Order) > Goniasteridae (Family) > Fromia (Genus) > heffernani (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Livingstone, ), 1931 
Occurrence:
Australia, Bali, Caroline Island, Coral sea, Great Barrier Reef, Indo Pacific, Indonesia, Lembeh Strait, New Caledonia, Palau, Philippines, Queensland (Australia), Raja Amat, Solomon Islands, Western Pacific Ocean 
Sea depth:
3 - 45 Meter 
Size:
up to 3.94" (10 cm) 
Temperature:
68 °F - 80.6 °F (20°C - 27°C) 
Food:
Clams, Detritus, Snails, Worms 
Difficulty:
Not suitable for aquarium keeping 
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:
2020-10-17 09:52:16 

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Fromia heffernani (Livingstone, 1931)

This sea star is widespread throughout the Indp-Pacific.

Very similar is Fromia monilis, but Fromia heffernani have short spikes on both side of the arms.

Host of Sipadania celerinae Humes & Lane, 1993 Feedingtype: ectoparasitic, Stage: adult

Synonymised names
Celerina heffernani (Livingstone, 1931)
Ferdina heffernanii Livingstone, 1931

External links

  1. Discover Life (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  2. Wikipedia englisch (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  3. World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.

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