Craspidaster hesperus   (Muller & Troschel,  1840) (Starfish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Asteroidea

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Synonym (s)
Astropecten gracilis Giebel, 1862
Archaster hesperus Muller & Troschel, 1840
Astropecten macer Sluiter, 1899
Craspidaster crassus Doderlein, 1921
Nauricia pulchella Gray, 1840
Pseudarchaster spatuliger Mortensen, 1934
Stellaster sulcatus Mobius, 1859

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Port Blair INDIA (Depth: 20 mts)

Literature Source(s)
  • James, DB (1985) Echinoderm fauna of the proposed national park in the gulf of Mannar Proceedings of the Symposium on endangered marine animals and parks Marine Biological Association of India, Cochin 1 403-406 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • (2003) Wild Singapore Available at -
  • James, DB. (1983) Sea cucumber and sea urchin resources and Beche-de-mer industry Mariculture potential of Andaman and Nicobar Islands-An indicative survey Bulletin of Central Marine Fisheries Institute CMFRI, Cochin 34 85-93 Available at -

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