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Astropecten bispinosus


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lexID:
5721 
AphiaID:
123859 
Scientific:
Astropecten bispinosus 
German:
Kammseestern, Kammstern 
English:
Sea Star 
Category:
Zeesterren 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Echinodermata (Phylum) > Asteroidea (Class) > Paxillosida (Order) > Astropectinidae (Family) > Astropecten (Genus) > bispinosus (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Otto, ), 1823 
Occurrence:
East-Atlantic Ocean, the Mediterranean Sea, Northern Africa, Adria, Algerije, Azoren, Egeïsche zee 
Size:
bis zu 20cm 
Temperature:
°C - 20°C 
Food:
Detrites, Mosselvlees, Roofzuchtig, Schelpen, Slakken 
Tank:
~ 500 Liter 
Difficulty:
Niet voor beginners 
Offspring:
Possible to breed 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
Related species at
Catalog of Life
:
  • Astropecten acanthifer
  • Astropecten acutiradiatus
  • Astropecten alatus
  • Astropecten alligator
  • Astropecten americanus
  • Astropecten anacanthus
  • Astropecten andersoni
  • Astropecten antillensis
 
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2013-07-11 17:28:06 

Captive breeding / propagation

The offspring of Astropecten bispinosus are possible. Unfortunately, the number of offspring is not large enough to cover the demand of the trade. If you are interested in Astropecten bispinosus, please ask your dealer for offspring. If you already own Astropecten bispinosus, try breeding yourself. This will help to improve the availability of offspring in the trade and to conserve natural stocks.

Husbandry

(Otto, 1823)

This sea star is a carnivore and feeds on molluscs, which it catches with its arms and then takes to the mouth. The prey is then trapped by the long, moving prickles around the mouth cavity

This species is active and easy to find especially in the late afternoon, but sometimes it is possible to find it during the day or during the night.

This species lives only in the Mediterranean Sea and it prefers sandy seabed near meadows of the seagrass Cymodocea nodosa.
Text source.Wikipedia

Synonyms:
Asterias bispinosa Otto, 1823 (synonym)
Astropecten echinatus Gray, 1840 (synonym according to Perrier (1875))
Astropecten myosurus Perrier, 1869 (synonym)
Stellaria bispinosa Nardo, 1834

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