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Dermasterias imbricata


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lexID:
5957 
Scientific:
Dermasterias imbricata 
German:
Leder Seestern 
English:
Leather Star 
Category:
Sjøstjerner 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Echinodermata (Phylum) > Asteroidea (Class) > Valvatida (Order) > Asteropseidae (Family) > Dermasterias (Genus) > imbricata (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Grube, ), 1857 
Occurrence:
Pacific Ocean, Alaska, Californiagulfen, Canada , USA 
Size:
bis zu 30cm 
Temperature:
15°C - 25°C 
Food:
Bryozoans (sea mats), Alger, Korallpolypper, Sjøpinnsvin, Sjøstjerner, Svamp 
Tank:
~ 1000 Liter 
Difficulty:
Not suitable for home aquaria! 
Offspring:
None 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
Related species at
Catalog of Life
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2016-12-27 10:27:41 

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Dermasterias imbricata or the leather star is a starfish in the family Asteropseidae. It is found at depths of up to one hundred metres off the western seaboard of North America.
Eats a wide variety of prey, depending on the locale. On the open coast it consumes PLUMOSE ANEMONES and tunicates; in sheltered areas it eats ORANGE SEA PENS, SEA VASE TUNICATES*, encrusting sponges and bryozoans.

Synonymised taxa:
Asteropsis imbricata Grube, 1857
Dermasterias inermis Perrier, 1875


Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Echinodermata
Class: Asteroidea
Order: Valvatida
Family: Asteropseidae
Genus: Dermasterias
Species: D. imbricata
Binomial name
Dermasterias imbricata [1]
Grube, 1857

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  1. Medslugs (de)
  2. WoRMS (en)

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