Trisha Shetty

Hippasteria phrygiana

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Asteroidea
Family  Goniasteridae
Scientific name  Hippasteria phrygiana
Phylum  Echinodermata
Order  Valvatida
Genus  Hippasteria
Rank  Species
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Similar  Hippasteria, Goniasteridae, Ctenodiscus, Porania, St Kilda house mo

Hippasteria phrygiana is a sea star species, member of the Goniasteridae family.

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Description and characteristics

This species grows up to 20cm in diameter, with short arms and a large body. The upper surface is red and covered with rounded knob-like spines; the lower surface contains many macroscopic bivalved pedicellariae.

Habitat and geographic range

This species is incredibly widely distributed: it is present in the 3 main oceanic basins.

It lives mostly in cold and deep waters.

Biology

This species feeds mostly on cnidarians, especially deep-sea corals.

References

Hippasteria phrygiana Wikipedia


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