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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A starfish can tell whether another is male or female, probably by chemotactic recognition. Echinoderms of the Philippines: Adults grow to 12 to 15 centimetres 4. Pulau Hantu, Jul Chek Jawa, Nov 04 Arms can become flexible to turn archasfer over if accidentally flipped.

Astericola carens Humes, Synstellicola carens Humes, The white structure is the madreporite.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Archaster typicus on Sealife Base: It is found in shallow waters in the Indo-Pacific region.

Parasitic snail on arm, not often seen. Archaster typicus Scientific classification Kingdom: Marine Biology SeptemberVolume 99, Issue 2, pp When she releases her eggshe releases his sperm almost simultaneously thereby increasing the chances that successful fertilisation will take place.


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Articles with ‘species’ microformats. Asteroidea in the Philippines”. Like other starfish, Archaster typicus is a broadcast spawner, the male and female starfish each liberate their gametes into the sea where fertilisation takes place. Pulau Hantu, Jun Archaster typicus is a five-limbed star with long, slightly tapering arms with pointed tips. Kusu Island, Feb 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.

Want to share your sightings? Their method of mating is unique among sea stars They use water to pump up their bodies. Ontogenetic habitat shift, population growth, and burrowing behavior of the Indo-Pacific beach star, Archaster archaaster Echinodermata; Asteroidea.

The Singapore Science Centre, Singapore. The food item is engulfed and brought inside the starfish when its stomach is returned to its normal position.

It is commonly known as the sand star or the sand sifting star but these names are also applied to starfish in the genus Astropecten. The Asteroid fauna Echinodermata of Singapore with typius distribution table and illustrated identification to the species. Don’t remove them from water for too long. Ng and Ho Hua Chew, During this time they synchronize their gonadal activity so that when the female is ready to spawn, so is the male.



Filmed on Cyrene Reef, Jul 08, showing the sea star ‘breathing’ through archasher madreporite, and a tiny parasitic snail on it. Mating behaviour and reproductive cycle of Archaster typicus Echinodermata: Threatened plants archhaster animals of Singapore.

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. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.