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Culcita novaeguineae Müller & Troschel, 1842

Pin Cushion Seastar




Emily Searle (2011)

 

 

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Culcita novaeguineae (also known as Pin cushion sea star) is a sea star from the Class Asteroidea, of phylum Echinodermata. It is characterised by its cushion shape and short arms that morph very gradually into the central disc. It is a bottom dweller happy on sandy substrates (Hickman et al. 2008). It feeds on sessile prey as its a slow mover, even slow for an Asteroid, due to its very short arms. It is found in coral reefs all over the Indo-Pacific (Yamagutchi 1975).

 

 

 

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(2 objects, created 5/6/2011)

Album: This is a private album that is not visible to anonymous users Great Barrier Reef Invertebrates

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Album: 2012

Album: 2011

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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