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Eleven Armed Seastar

Scientific Name
Coscinasterias muricata
Scientific Author
Verrill, 1867
Taxonomy
Echinodermata: Asteroidea: Asteriidae
Status
Australian Native Species
Reliability
High
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Locality: Portsea Pier, Victoria, Australia
Source
Julian Finn Museum Victoria
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Diagnostic Notes

Colour: mottled appearance;

Number of arms: between 7 and 14, normally 11;

Arm radius: to 250mm;

Further description: Dorsal surface is covered in rows of large, ringed spines.

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Specimen Contact
Tim O'Hara
Author
Dane, E. & O'Hara, T.D.
Created
06/06/2008 03:19 AEST
Last Updated
12/04/2011 15:14 AEST
Citation
Dane, E. & O'Hara, T.D. (2008) Eleven Armed Seastar (Coscinasterias muricata) Updated on 4/12/2011 3:14:16 PM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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Free for use under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License

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