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Luidia maculata


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lexID:
10581 
AphiaID:
-999 
Scientific:
Luidia maculata 
German:
Acht-Armiger Kammseestern 
English:
Eight-armed Sand Star 
Category:
Zeesterren 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Echinodermata (Phylum) > Asteroidea (Class) > Paxillosida (Order) > Luidiidae (Family) > Luidia (Genus) > maculata (Species) 
Initial determination:
Müller & Troschel, 1842 
Occurrence:
South-Africa, Australia, Madagascar, New Zealand, Red Sea, Mozambique, the Persian Gulf , (the) Maldives, North Pacific (Ocean), the Seychelles, New Caledonia, Philippines, Gulf of Bengal / Bay of Bengal, Mauritius, East Africa, China, Indische Oceaan, Japan, Westelijke Indische Oceaan 
Sea depth:
0 - 134 Meter 
Temperature:
24°C - 28°C 
Food:
Roofzuchtig, Schelpen, Slakken, Zee-egels, Zeekomkommers, Zeesterren 
Difficulty:
Niet geschikt voor huiskameraquaria! 
Offspring:
None 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
Red List:
Not evaluated (NE) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life
:
  • Luidia alternata
  • Luidia amurensis
  • Luidia armata
  • Luidia aspera
  • Luidia asthenosoma
  • Luidia australiae
  • Luidia avicularia
  • Luidia barbadensis
  • Luidia bellonae
 
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in this lexicon
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2017-03-29 20:27:33 

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Luidia maculata Müller & Troschel, 1842

Luidia maculata has a variable number of arms (5-9), but eight is the most common number. Luidia maculata occurs on soft bottoms,on sand an seagrass. This sea star is carnivorous,feeds on other echinoderms and molluscs. Eight-armed sand star is nocturnal.

Sometimes mistaken for the Common sea star Archaster typicus.

Luidia maculata is a host of following ectoparasits:
Synstellicola affinis
Synstellicola longicauda
Synstellicola similis

Synonyme:
Luidia maculata var. ceylonica
Luidia varia

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