Dactylosaster cylindricus   (Lamarck,  1816) (Starfish)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Echinodermata
Class: Asteroidea
Order:Valvatida
Family:Ophidiasteridae

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Description
Size: Distance from the centre of the mouth to the tip of the arm (R) = 25-80 mm.

Color: The shiny skin uniform burgundy.

Arms five, cylindrical. Abactinal plates in regular longitudinal series; skin covering very thin. Abactinal granules in groups at the centre or distal margin of the abactinal plates imparting a rugged appearance.


Synonym (s)
Asterias cylindricus Lamarck, 1816
Ophidiaster cylindricus Bell, 1903
Dactylosaster cylindricus James, 1969
Linckia cylindrica von Martens, 1866
Ophidiaster asperulus Lutken, 1871
Ophidiaster cylindricus Muller & Troschel, 1842

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Benthic

Biogeography


• Lakshadweep, Agatti INDIA (Record: 27/12/1979, 04/04/1984)
• Lakshadweep, Kavaratti INDIA (Record: 07/02/1986-09/02/1986)
• Lakshadweep, Minicoy INDIA (Record: 19/02/1986)
• Lakshadweep, Minicoy INDIA
• INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Chettalatt INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Kilttan INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Kadamatt INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Amini INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Kavaratti INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Sastry, DRK (2001) Echinodermata (other than Holothuroidea) from the Ritchie's Archipelago, Andaman Islands Records of the Zoological Survey of India 99(1-4) 157-170 Available at - ZSI, Pune
  • Sastry, DRK (2002) Echinodermata associated with coral reefs of Andaman and Nicobar Islands Zoological Survey of India ZSI 100(3-4) 21-60 Available at - ZSI, Pune
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Sastry, DRK (1991) Echinodermata: Asteroidea, Ophiuroidea and Echinoidea State fauna series 2: Fauna of Lakshadweep ZSI, Calcutta 363-397 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • CalPhotos Available at - http://calphotos.berkeley.edu/
  • James, PSBR ; Thomas, PA ; Pillai, CSG and Achari Kumaraswamy, GP (1969) ´╗┐Catalogue of types and of sponges, corals, polychaetes, crabs and echinoderms in the reference collections of the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute Bulletin of Central Marine Research Institute CMFRI, Cochin 7 1-66 Available at - http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/567/1/Bulletin_7.pdf
  • Sastry, DRK (2007) Echinodermata of India : An annotated list Records of Zoological Survey of India Occassional paper No. 271 ZSI, Kolkata 1-387 Available at - http://zsi.gov.in/checklist/Echinodermata_India_Checklist.pdf
  • Sealifebase Available at - http://www.sealifebase.org/
  • James, DB (1989) Echinoderms of Lakshadweep and their zoogeography Marine living resources of the union territory of Lakshadweep: An indicative survey with suggestions for development Bulletin of Central Marine Research Institute CMFRI 43 97-144 Available at - http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/8213/1/Bulletin_No_43.pdf

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