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Profile lexID: 12206 AphiaID: 291572 Scientific: Echinaster colemani German: Coleman’s Sesstern English: Coleman’s Seastar, Starfish Category: Sjøstjerner Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Echinodermata (Phylum) > Asteroidea (Class) > Spinulosida (Order) > Echinasteridae (Family) > Echinaster (Genus) > colemani (Species) Initial determination: Rowe & Albertson, 1987 Occurrence: , Norfolk Island , Tasman Sea , New South Wales , South Australia Australia, Korallhavet, Queensland Sea depth: 17 - 77 Meter Size: 11 cm - 28 cm Temperature: 20°C - 26°C Food: No reliable information available Difficulty: There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully Offspring: Not available as offspring Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown CITES: Not evaluated Red List: Not evaluated (NE) Related species at: Catalog of Life More related species: in this lexicon
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Created: 2019-07-09 10:37:52
Last edit: 2019-07-10 16:09:04
The star fish has five long arms, plain red-brown surface colouration and numerous purple papulae.
This is one of the rarer large seastars in temperate waters and is generally restricted to deep New South Wales reefs.
Colours range from red, through orange to brown
Named after the Australian naturalist, underwater nature photographer, writer, publisher and educator Neville Coleman.
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