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Stichaster australis


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lexID:
12486 
AphiaID:
291604 
Scientific:
Stichaster australis 
German:
Riffseestern 
English:
Reef Starfish 
Category:
Морские Звёзды 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Echinodermata (Phylum) > Asteroidea (Class) > Forcipulatida (Order) > Stichasteridae (Family) > Stichaster (Genus) > australis (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Verrill, ), 1867 
Occurrence:
Endemic species, Новая Зеландия 
Sea depth:
Meter 
Size:
8 cm - 10 cm 
Temperature:
13°C - 20°C 
Food:
Carnivore, Coralline algae, Ракушки 
Difficulty:
Cold water animal 
Offspring:
None 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
Red List:
Not evaluated (NE) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2019-10-18 19:47:47 

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Stichaster australis (Verrill, 1867)

Colour range from pink to purple to orange.Size 8 to 10 cm in diameter..

Can be found fin the shallow waters of the rocky intertidal of New Zealand.the animal is endemic to the west coast shores of the North and South Islands, where wave action is increased. Typically eleven arms, but sometimes they may have either ten or twelve.

Juveniles, until reaching about 0.8 cm in diameter, when they are about 7 to 8 months old, feed purely on the red alagae M. insigne. Stichaster australis, as it increases in size to about 2 to 2.5 cm in diameter and begins to mature, will then solely feed on the mussels. The diet of this starfish during the adult stage consists mainly of Perna canaliculus, the New Zealand green mussel.

Synonymised names:
Coelasterias australis Verrill, 1867

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