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Luidia alternata numidica

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Luidia alternata numidica (c) by Prof. Dr. Peter Wirtz (Aufnahme von Cape Verde)

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lexID:
6053 
Scientific:
Luidia alternata numidica 
German:
Seestern 
English:
Sea Star 
Category:
Sjøstjerner 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Echinodermata (Phylum) > Asteroidea (Class) > Paxillosida (Order) > Luidiidae (Family) > Luidia (Genus) > alternata numidica (Species) 
Initial determination:
Koehler, 1911 
Occurrence:
the Canary Islands, Madeira, Kapp Verde 
Size:
bis zu 40cm 
Temperature:
°C - 25°C 
Food:
For-Spesialist, Sjøstjerner 
Tank:
~ 3000 Liter 
Difficulty:
Not suitable for home aquaria! 
Offspring:
None 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
Related species at
Catalog of Life
:
  • Luidia alternata
  • Luidia amurensis
  • Luidia armata
  • Luidia aspera
  • Luidia asthenosoma
  • Luidia australiae
  • Luidia avicularia
  • Luidia barbadensis
  • Luidia bellonae
 
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2013-09-15 09:24:59 

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Luidia alternata numidica Koehler, 1911

Luidia alternata can be found from North Carolina down to Argentina. Although they concentrate on the coasts of Mississippi, Texas, and Mexico, L. alternata are also seen in the Caribbean and off of Florida's coast.

Since this species feeds on other seastars

Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Division: Echinodermata
Subdivision: Asterozoa
Class: Asteroidea
Order: Paxillosida
Family: Luidiidae
Sladen, 1889
Genus: Luidia

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