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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Chek Jawa, Feb 02 This pair of sea stars are arcchaster ‘mating’ position. The Asteroid fauna Echinodermata of Singapore with a distribution table and illustrated identification to the species.

Terumbu Berkas, Jan The Singapore Science Centre, Singapore. Invertebrate Reproduction and Development. Archaster typicus Scientific classification Kingdom: The food item is engulfed and brought inside the starfish when its stomach is returned to its normal position. The female can move about and feed but the male is more restricted in his activities.

Asteroidea in archasyer Philippines”. The body is slightly inflated and there is a whitish madreporite near the centre of the disc.


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. Chek Jawa, Jan Small male on top of larger female.


To feed, it everts its stomach through its mouth which is situated centrally on its underside. In other projects Wikimedia Commons.

Cryene Reef, Jul Want to share your sightings? Marine Biology SeptemberVolume 99, Issue 2, pp It is found in shallow waters in the Indo-Pacific region. 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. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Pulau Hantu, Jul Didier VandenSpiegel et al. Tanah Merah, Oct Adults grow to 12 to 15 centimetres 4.

Ontogenetic habitat shift, population growth, and burrowing behavior of the Indo-Pacific beach star, Archaster archaaster Echinodermata; Asteroidea.

However, in contrast to most other starfish, Archaster typicus performs pseudocopulation. The white structure is the madreporite. Parasitic snail on typicsu, not often seen.


Archaster typicus – Wikipedia

Kusu Island, Sep Their method of mating is unique among sea stars They use water to pump up their bodies. The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology arhaster 2: 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.

Echinoderms of the Philippines: Retrieved from ” https: Pseudocopulation in Sand Stars! A starfish can tell whether another is male or female, probably by chemotactic recognition.

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Filmed on Cyrene Reef, Jul 08, showing the sea star ‘breathing’ through the madreporite, and archasher tiny parasitic snail on it. When she releases her eggshe releases his sperm almost simultaneously thereby increasing the chances that successful fertilisation will take place. Occasionally three, four, or even six-armed individuals occur.