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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Various colours and patterns, sometimes four or six arms Chek Jawa, Dec 03 The greenish stomach sticks out through the mouth to ‘mop up’ tjpicus bits on the ground. Chek Jawa, Feb 02 This pair of sea stars are in ‘mating’ position. Chek Jawa, Nov 04 Arms can become flexible to turn themselves over if accidentally flipped.

Chek Jawa, Mar Pulau Hantu, Jun The white structure is the madreporite. A four-armed specimen Chek Jawa, Nov Cryene Reef, Jul Kusu Island, Feb Small male on top of larger female.


Kusu Island, Sep A distintegrating sea star due archqster massive floods. Chek Jawa, Jan Tanah Merah, Oct Parasitic snail on arm, not often seen. Pulau Hantu, Jul Pulau Sudong, Dec Terumbu Berkas, Jan Common sea star Archaster typicus Family Archasteridae updated Oct if you learn only 3 things about them They are no longer common on all our shores. Their method of mating is unique among sea stars They use water to pump up their bodies.

Don’t remove them from water for too long.

Indo-Pacific Sand Star (Archaster typicus) ยท

Common sea stars on Singapore shores. Photos of Common sea stars for free download from wildsingapore flickr. Distribution in Singapore on this wildsingapore flickr map.

Filmed on Cyrene Reef,with a glimpse of how the sea star moves with its tube feet!

Common sea stars (Archaster typicus) on the Shores of Singapore

Filmed on Cyrene Reef, Jul 08, showing the sea star ‘breathing’ through the madreporite, and a tiny parasitic snail on it. A Guide to Seashore Life. The Singapore Science Centre, Singapore. Archaster typicus on Sealife Base: Mating behaviour and reproductive cycle of Archaster typicus Echinodermata: Marine Biology SeptemberVolume 99, Issue 2, pp Ontogenetic habitat shift, population growth, and burrowing behavior of the Indo-Pacific beach star, Archaster typicus Echinodermata; Asteroidea.


Marine Biology MarchVolumeIssue 3, pp Didier VandenSpiegel et al. The Asteroid fauna Echinodermata of Singapore with a distribution table and illustrated identification to the species. The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology 46 2: Ng and Ho Hua Chew, The Singapore Red Data Book: Threatened plants and animals of Singapore. Echinoderms of the Philippines: A guide to common shallow water sea stars, brittle stars, sea urchins, sea cucumbers and feather stars.

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