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Orthasterias koehleri

Orthasterias koehleriis commonly referred to as Rainbow sea-star. Difficulty in the aquarium: Not suitable for aquarium keeping. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.


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lexID:
3295 
AphiaID:
255048 
Scientific:
Orthasterias koehleri 
German:
Regenbogen-Seestern 
English:
Rainbow Sea-star 
Category:
Stelle 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Echinodermata (Phylum) > Asteroidea (Class) > Forcipulatida (Order) > Asteriidae (Family) > Orthasterias (Genus) > koehleri (Species) 
Initial determination:
(deLoriol, ), 1897 
Sea depth:
- 283 Meter 
Size:
bis zu 60cm 
Temperature:
20°C - 27°C 
Difficulty:
Not suitable for aquarium keeping 
Offspring:
None 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Not evaluated (NE) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life
:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2021-06-10 20:15:52 

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Orthasterias koehleri (deLoriol, 1897)

The Rainbow star is Uncommon, on mud, sand, and kelp but occurs in the very low intertidal zone, on shaded rock surfaces. It is more common at scuba depths and extends to 283m, being found from Alaska to Southern California.

Orthasterias koehleri feed on small snails, limpets, clams, scallops, chiton, barnacles, and tunicates.

Synonymised names:
Asterias koehleri de Loriol, 1897
Orthasterias biordinata Verrill, 1914
Orthasterias columbiana Verrill, 1914 (Synonym according to Fisher (1923))
Orthasterias koehleri f. leptostyla Fisher, 1928
Orthasterias koehleri f. montereyensis Fisher, 1928

Direct children (2):
Forma Orthasterias koehleri f. leptostyla Fisher, 1928 accepted as Orthasterias koehleri (deLoriol, 1897)
Forma Orthasterias koehleri f. montereyensis Fisher, 1928 accepted as Orthasterias koehleri (deLoriol, 1897)

External links

  1. WoRMS (en). Abgerufen am 10.06.2021.

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Orthasterias koehleri Rainbow Star & Volcano Sponge.Monterey Bay Aquarium.2010
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