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Northern Pacific Seastar

Scientific Name
Asterias amurensis
Scientific Author
(Lütken, 1871)
Taxonomy
Echinodermata: Asteroidea: Asteriidae
Status
Exotic Species Establishment in Australia
Reliability
High
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Locality: Mornington Pier, Victoria, Australia
Source
Julian Finn Museum Victoria
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Diagnostic Notes

Colour: mainly yellow with purple hues, particularly near the tips of the arms;

Number of arms: 5;

Arm radius: to 25cm;

Further description: Arms are gradually tapered to a pointed tip.  The convex dorsal surface is covered in irregular rows of small spinelets.

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Specimen Contact
Tim O'Hara
Author
Dane, E. & O'Hara, T.D.
Created
06/06/2008 02:44 AEST
Last Updated
13/06/2008 16:56 AEST
Citation
Dane, E. & O'Hara, T.D. (2008) Northern Pacific Seastar (Asterias amurensis) Updated on 6/13/2008 4:56:40 PM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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