Culcita novaeguinae Müller & Troschel, 1842
cushion star fish
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Family:  Oreasteridae ()
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Environment:  benthic; marine; depth range 0 - 90 m
Distribution:  Central Pacific.
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Biology:  Corallivore (Ref. 101104). Found on sponges (Ref. 82802). Members of the class Asteroidea exhibit both asexual (regeneration and clonal) and sexual (gonochoric) means of reproduction. Life cycle: Embryos hatch into planktonic larvae and later metamorphose into pentamorous juveniles which develop into young sea stars with stubby arms (Ref. 833).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
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Entered by: Pan-Saniano, Marianne - 11.10.10

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