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Calliaster baccatus

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Calliaster baccatus (Cobbled Starfish), Port Elizabeth 2009, Copyright Johan Swanepoel

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lexID:
9285 
AphiaID:
213263 
Scientific:
Calliaster baccatus 
German:
Backstein Seestern 
English:
Cobbled Starfish 
Category:
Zeesterren 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Echinodermata (Phylum) > Asteroidea (Class) > Valvatida (Order) > Goniasteridae (Family) > Calliaster (Genus) > baccatus (Species) 
Initial determination:
Sladen, 1889 
Occurrence:
South-Africa 
Size:
bis zu 20cm 
Temperature:
°C - 17°C 
Food:
Geen betrouwbare informatie beschikbaar 
Difficulty:
There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Related species at
Catalog of Life
:
  • Calliaster acanthodes
  • Calliaster childreni
  • Calliaster corynetes
  • Calliaster elegans
  • Calliaster erucaradiatus
  • Calliaster mamillifer
  • Calliaster pedicellaris
  • Calliaster quadrispinus
  • Calliaster regenerator
 
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2016-02-10 19:45:30 

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Calliaster baccatus Sladen, 1889

The Cobbled starfish has large brick-coloured and orange patches.On the middle of this starfish are granules. The outer edges of arms usually have spines or granules.

Calliaster baccatus can be found in sandy areas in shallow rocky reefs (1-20 m depht).The diet is unknown.

Calliaster baccatus is endemic to South Africa.

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