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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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. Kusu Island, Feb Don’t remove them from water for too long.

The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology 46 2: Ontogenetic habitat shift, population growth, and burrowing behavior of the Indo-Pacific beach star, Archaster typicus Echinodermata; Asteroidea.

This starfish is adapted to life on the sandy seabed, where it buries in the sediment during high tides and moves over the sediment surface during low tides. Filmed on Cyrene Reef,with a glimpse of how the sea star moves with its tube feet! Threatened plants and animals of Singapore. To feed, it everts its stomach through its mouth which is situated centrally on its underside. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Occasionally three, four, or even six-armed individuals occur.


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. Terumbu Berkas, Jan The Singapore Science Centre, Singapore. In other projects Wikimedia Commons.

It is found in shallow waters in the Indo-Pacific region. During this time they synchronize their gonadal activity so that when the female is ready xrchaster spawn, so is the male. The spines, arranged in a marginal fringe, are short, flat and blunter than A. Two Common Trade Species Echinoblog.

Archaster typicus – Wikipedia

Photos of Common sea stars for free download from wildsingapore flickr. Chek Jawa, Mar This page was last edited on 22 Mayat The food item is engulfed and brought inside the starfish when its stomach is returned to its normal position. Echinoderms of the Philippines: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Marine Biology MarchVolumeIssue 3, pp The underside is pale. Pulau Hantu, Jun Cryene Reef, Jul Tanah Merah, Oct However, in archzster to most other starfish, Archaster typicus performs pseudocopulation. Articles ty;icus ‘species’ microformats. When she releases her eggshe releases his sperm almost simultaneously thereby increasing the chances that successful fertilisation will take place. Common sea stars on Singapore shores. Retrieved wrchaster ” https: Adults grow to 12 archasteer 15 centimetres 4.


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.

A guide to common shallow water sea stars, brittle stars, sea urchins, sea cucumbers and feather stars. Pulau Hantu, Jul Their method of mating is unique among sea stars They use water to pump up their bodies. It usually archastfr areas of the seabed with soft sediments including sand, silt and seagrass meadows.


On recognizing a female, the male will climb on top of her and may remain there for two months. A Guide to Seashore Life.

The body is slightly inflated and there is a whitish madreporite near the centre of the disc. Chek Jawa, Nov 04 Arms can become flexible to turn themselves over if accidentally flipped.

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