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Culcita novaeguineae Müller & Troschel, 1842

Pin Cushion Seastar




Emily Searle (2011)

 

 

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Tends to have secretive habits in complex topography, under corals and rocks (Krupp 1985).

Although this species is a corallivore, it is doubtful that the highest abundances reported to date (~25 individuals/ha) could have any serious impact on the growth of a reef. However, the non-random prey selection may have an impact on coral community structure. Selective predation on a certain species may pose limitations for the abundance of these species of coral, which may lead to dominance of other coral species in coral assemblages, as well as reducing local species richness (Krupp 1985).

 

 

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(2 objects, created 5/6/2011)

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Album: 2012

Album: 2011

Classification

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Echinodermata
Class
Asteroidea
Order
Valvatida
Family
Oreasteridae
Genus
Culcita

Synonyms

Anthenea spinulosa ((Gray, 1847))
Culcita grex (Müller & Troschel, 1842)
Culcita pentagularis (Gray, 1847)
Culcita pentangularis (Gray, 1847)
Culcita pulverulenta (Perrier, 1869)
Goniaster multiporum (Hoffman in Rowe, 1974)
Goniaster sebae ((Müller & Troschel, 1842))
Goniodiscides sebae ((Müller & Troschel, 1842))
Goniodiscus sebae (Müller & Troschel, 1842)
Hippasteria philippinensis (Domantay & Roxas, 1938)
Hosia spinulosa (Gray, 1847)
Pentagonaster spinulosus ((Gray, 1847))
Randasia granulata (Gray, 1847)

Common Names

cushion star