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Henricia leviuscula

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Henricia leviuscula, Trinidad, Indian Beach 2015

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lexID:
10277 
AphiaID:
369117 
Scientific:
Henricia leviuscula 
German:
Pazifischer Blut Seestern 
English:
Pacific Blood Star 
Category:
Zeesterren 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Echinodermata (Phylum) > Asteroidea (Class) > Spinulosida (Order) > Echinasteridae (Family) > Henricia (Genus) > leviuscula (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Stimpson, ), 1857 
Occurrence:
Trinidad and Tobago, Arctic Sea, Alaska  
Sea depth:
0 - 110 Meter 
Size:
bis zu 16cm 
Temperature:
°C - 25°C 
Food:
Detrites, Sponzen, Voederspecialist 
Difficulty:
There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully 
Offspring:
None 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
Red List:
Not evaluated (NE) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life
:
  • Henricia abyssalis
  • Henricia ambigua
  • Henricia angusta
  • Henricia aniva
  • Henricia anomala
  • Henricia antillarum
  • Henricia arcystata
  • Henricia aspera
  • Henricia asthenactis
  • Henricia aucklandiae
 
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in this lexicon
:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2016-12-27 10:55:19 

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Henricia leviuscula (Stimpson, 1857)

Henricia leviuscula, commonly called the Pacific blood star, it is a species of starfish found along the Pacific coast of North America.

They can usually be identified by their bright orange-red color, but there can also be many variations from tan to almost purple. The disk can be a mottled gray color.

They mainly feed on sponges and small bacteria

Synonym:
Henricia lunula Verrill, 1914
Chaetaster californicus Grube, 1865 (Probable synonym according to Fisher (1911).)
Cribrella laeviuscula Whiteaves, 1878
Cribrella laeviuscula Sladen, 1889
Henricia attenuata H.L. Clark, 1901
Henricia inequalis Verrill, 1914
Henricia spatulifera Verrill, 1909 (A variety according to Verrill (1914))
Linckia leviuscula Stimpson, 1857

Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Echinodermata (Phylum) > Asterozoa (Subphylum) > Asteroidea (Class) > Spinulosacea (Superorder) > Spinulosida (Order) > Echinasteridae (Family) > Henricia (Genus) > Henricia leviuscula

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  1. Wikipedia (en)
  2. WoRMS (en)

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