Nardoa variolata   (Retzius,  1805) (Starfish)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Echinodermata
Class: Asteroidea
Order:Valvatida
Family:Ophidiasteridae

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Description
Color: Granules between plates mid brown, rest black, abactinal surface light grey-brown.


Synonym (s)
Asterias variolata Retzius, 1805
Linckia variolata L. Agassiz, 1836
Melia variolata Gistel, 1848
Nardoa agassizi Gray, 1840
Scytaster variolatus Muller & Troschel, 1842

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Predator:  Shrimp (Hymenocera elegans)

Biogeography


• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Dr. Ramesh, R; Dr. Nammalwar, P and Dr. Gowri, VS (2008) Database on coastal information of Tamil Nadu Report Submitted to Environmental Information System (ENVIS) Centre, Department of Environment, Government of Tamil Nadu Institute for Ocean Management, Anna University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu. Available at - http://tnenvis.nic.in/PDF/coastal%20data.pdf
  • Starfish Available at - http://www.starfish.ch/

Page last updated on:2010-08-11

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