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Porania (Porania) pulvillus


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lexID:
6282 
Scientific:
Porania (Porania) pulvillus 
German:
kurzarmiger Kissenstern 
English:
red cushion star 
Category:
Sjøstjerner 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Echinodermata (Phylum) > Asteroidea (Class) > Valvatida (Order) > Poraniidae (Family) > Porania (Genus) > (Porania) pulvillus (Species) 
Initial determination:
(O.F. Müller, ), 1776 
Occurrence:
Atlanderhavet, Øst, Britiske Øyer, Europakysten, Nordatlanteren 
Size:
bis zu 12cm 
Temperature:
15°C - 23°C 
Food:
Alger, Korallpolypper 
Difficulty:
Vanskelig 
Offspring:
None 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
Related species at
Catalog of Life
:
  • Porania hermanni
  • Porania pulvillus
  • Porania stormi
 
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2013-10-26 09:01:23 

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Porania (Porania) pulvillus (O.F. Müller, 1776)

This is a truly beautiful sea star that comes in different shades of red. The large central disk is convex. It has five short, fleshy arms. The diameter rarely exceeds 12 cm. The skin is smooth, but covered by a large number of small gills used for respiration.

Classification:
Echinodermata [Phylum]
Asterozoa [Subphylum]
Stelleroidea [Class]
Asteroidea [Subclass]
Valvatida [Order]
Poraniidae [Family]
Porania (Porania) pulvillus (O.F. Müller, 1776)

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