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Profile lexID: 9514 AphiaID: 368865 Scientific: Amphiaster insignis German: Dorniger Seestern English: Spiny Seastar, Red Spiny Seastar Category: Etoiles de mer Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Echinodermata (Phylum) > Asteroidea (Class) > Valvatida (Order) > Asterodiscididae (Family) > Amphiaster (Genus) > insignis (Species) Initial determination: Verrill, 1868 Occurrence: , Guatemala Caraïbes, golfe de Californie, golfe du Mexique, Panama Size: 7.5 cm - 18 cm Temperature: 16°C - 23,5°C Food: Sea weed, Predatory, algues, étoiles de mer Difficulty: There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully Offspring: None Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown CITES: Not evaluated Related species at: Catalog of Life
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Created: 2016-03-15 12:10:56
Last edit: 2016-03-15 12:10:56
Amphiaster insignis is an attractive and distinctive sea star and is characterized by its uniformly colored red-orange to red-brown body and webbed arms.
The Seastar has a broad flat disc with triangularly shaped arms that are covered with large, smooth, heavy, randomly spaced highly movable conical spines.
Similar species: Paulia horrida
Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Echinodermata (Phylum) > Asterozoa (Subphylum) > Asteroidea (Class) > Valvatacea (Superorder) > Valvatida (Order) > Asterodiscididae (Family) > Amphiaster (Genus) > Amphiaster insignis (Species)
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