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Found from intertidal to subtidal zone (Ref. ). Very rare on reef flats and lagoons, cryptic (Ref. ). Members of the class Asteroidea exhibit both. Phylum, Class, Order, Family, Genus, Species. Echinodermata, Asteroidea, Valvatida, Ophidiasteridae, Linckia, guildingii. Habitat. Usually on coral reef hard . Scientific name, Linckia guildingii. Taxonomy navigation. Up › Linckia. Down Terminal (leaf) node. Common name, Common comet star. Synonym, Ophidiaster.

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They are tuildingii and about 0. It is lincki found in Australia the Great Barrier Reef. Linckia guildingii was proposed to be a filter ciliary feeder, and s generally thought to be a detritivore eating felt. The results varied depending on proximity to the natural mating season. At this time, gametes are released in the water, resulting in external fertilization. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Some research has been done on the effect of the hormone 1-methyl adenine.


The development of larva is planktotrophic, meaning the larvae primarily survives by feeding on plankton. Numerous reef animals are being protected from pollution and harvest for aquarium sale.

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The polyps live only on the reef surface. Thomas and the U.

Common Comet Star

Linckia guildingii everts it stomach which excretes digestive juices to break down foods externally. Ophidiaster guildingihowever, has arms of equal length. Linckia guildingii is found in the Atlantic Ocean from Florida to Brazil, and around the Caribbean islands. This tail is the longest arm that came from the parent, while the “star” is composed of smaller, regenerated arms.

The new “daughter” has an identical genetic makeup to the parent. Sea Stars, Sea Urchins, and Allies: Examples are cnidarians Phylum Cnidaria, jellyfish, anemones, and corals. Accessed April 11, at http: It is the second largest ocean in the world after the Pacific Ocean. lincjia

However, the primary food source is from epibenthic felt made up of protozoans, algae, and bacteria. Positive Only small economic benefit is gained through the sales of L. Juveniles, however, are mottled white, gray, purple, violet, red or brown.


Starfishes and Related Echinoderms. The gonads are particularly dominant before they spawn.

Linckia guildingi – Wikipedia

Hendler, Contributors Renee Sherman Mulcrone editor. Accessed December 31, at https: Some conservation efforts have recently been started in Puerto Rico and the U.

Glossary Atlantic Ocean the body of water between Africa, Europe, the southern ocean above 60 degrees south latitudeand the western hemisphere. They may be purchased as pets for aquariums and are sold under the common name “comet stars.

ADW doesn’t cover all species in the world, nor does it include all the latest scientific information about organisms we describe. Echinoderms of Florida and he Caribbean. They form the basis for rich communities of other invertebrates, plants, fish, and protists. Views Read Edit View history. Detritus is the result of the activity of decomposers organisms that decompose organic material.

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