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Profile lexID: 10284 AphiaID: 467966 Scientific: Henricia pumila German: Seestern English: Sea Star Category: Etoiles de mer Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Echinodermata (Phylum) > Asteroidea (Class) > Spinulosida (Order) > Echinasteridae (Family) > Henricia (Genus) > pumila (Species) Initial determination: Eernisse, Strathmann & Strathmann, 2010 Occurrence: Alaska, Mexique (Nord-est du Pacifique), Pacifique Est, USA Size: bis zu 10cm Temperature: °C - 25°C Food: Sponges, Detritus Difficulty: There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully Offspring: None Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown Related species at: Catalog of Life More related species: in this lexicon
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Created: 2016-12-29 10:28:37
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Henricia pumila Eernisse, Strathmann & Strathmann, 2010
Henricia is a large genus of slender-armed sea stars belonging to the family Echinasteridae. It contains about fifty species. The sea stars from this genus are ciliary suspension-feeders, filtering phytoplankton.
The smallest sea star found in the PNW. It has been known for many years but was only described as a separate species in 2010. The female broods her orange eggs by arching her disc around them.
Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Echinodermata (Phylum) > Asterozoa (Subphylum) > Asteroidea (Class) > Spinulosacea (Superorder) > Spinulosida (Order) > Echinasteridae (Family) > Henricia (Genus) > Henricia pumila (Species)
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