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Culcita novaeguineae Müller & Troschel, 1842

Pin Cushion Seastar




Emily Searle (2011)

 

 

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Brief Summary

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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(20 objects, created 10/28/2011)

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Classification

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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 novaeguineae f. nesiotis ()
Culcita novaeguineae f. novaeguineae ()
Culcita novaeguineae var. acutispinosa ()
Culcita novaeguineae var. arenosa ()
Culcita novaeguineae var. plana ()
Culcita novaeguineae var. typica ()
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