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In Singapore, Archaster typicus has been recorded from Chek Jawa, Cyrene Reef, Kusu Island, Lazarus Island, Pulau Hantu, Pulau Semakau, Pulau Senang, . Juveniles are found in prop roots of mangroves and gradually inhabit sandy shores, seagrass areas and shoals as they age, where they are buried slightly in the. Reference for: Archaster typicus. Other Source(s). Source: WoRMS – World Asteroidea Database, database (version undefined). Acquired: Notes: Mah .

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Archaster typicus is tpicus five-limbed star with long, slightly tapering arms with pointed tips. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Archaster typicus is a species of starfish in the family Archasteridae. A distintegrating sea star due to massive floods. The female can move about and feed but the male is more restricted in his activities. A Guide to Seashore Life.

This page was last edited on 22 Mayat Their method of mating is unique among sea stars They use water to pump up their bodies. Articles with ‘species’ microformats.

Indo-Pacific Sand Star (Archaster typicus) ยท

Ontogenetic habitat shift, population growth, and burrowing behavior of the Indo-Pacific beach star, Archaster typicus Echinodermata; Asteroidea. Threatened plants and animals of Singapore. On recognizing a female, the male will climb on top of her and may remain there for two months. To feed, it everts its stomach through its mouth which is situated centrally on its underside.


Filmed on Cyrene Reef,with a glimpse of how the sea star moves with its tube feet! The Asteroid fauna Echinodermata of Singapore with a distribution table and illustrated identification to the species. When she releases her eggshe releases his sperm almost simultaneously archastfr increasing the chances that successful fertilisation will take place.

Chek Jawa, Feb 02 This pair of sea stars are in ‘mating’ position. Distribution in Singapore on this wildsingapore flickr map.

The spines, arranged in a marginal fringe, are short, flat and blunter than A. Archasteridae Animals described in The small armour plates that cover the upper surface of the arms are lined up in neat parallel rows which distinguishes it from the rather similar Astropecten polyacanthus which has similar habits and colouring.

Pulau Hantu, Jun Didier VandenSpiegel et al. Common sea star Archaster typicus Family Archasteridae updated Oct if you learn only 3 things about them Marine Biology MarchVolumeIssue 3, pp The Singapore Red Data Book: The underside is pale.

The Singapore Science Centre, Singapore. The Raffles Bulletin of Typicud 46 2: Marine Biology SeptemberVolume 99, Issue 2, pp A guide to common shallow water sea stars, brittle stars, sea urchins, sea cucumbers and feather stars. Views Read Edit View history.


World Register of Marine Species. Archaster typicus Scientific classification Kingdom: Kusu Island, Feb Photos of Common sea stars for free download from wildsingapore flickr.


Terumbu Berkas, Jan Kusu Island, Sep The body is slightly inflated and there is a whitish madreporite near the centre of the disc. Parasitic snail on arm, not often seen. Pulau Sudong, Dec They are no longer common on all our shores. Echinoderms of the Philippines: Occasionally three, four, or even six-armed individuals occur. Mating behaviour and reproductive cycle of Archaster typicus Echinodermata: In other projects Wikimedia Commons.

Astericola carens Humes, Synstellicola carens Humes, Cryene Reef, Jul Ng and Ho Hua Chew, A four-armed specimen Chek Jawa, Nov Archaster typicus is a detritivore and eats detritus and anything else edible it comes across.

Various colours and patterns, sometimes four or six arms Chek Jawa, Dec 03 The greenish stomach sticks out through the mouth to ‘mop up’ edible bits on the ground. It usually inhabits areas of the seabed with soft sediments including sand, silt and seagrass meadows.