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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In other projects Wikimedia Commons. This starfish is typkcus to life on the sandy seabed, where it buries in the sediment during high tides and moves over the sediment surface during low tides. Parasitic snail on arm, not often seen. Filmed on Cyrene Reef, Jul 08, showing the sea star ‘breathing’ through the madreporite, and a tiny parasitic snail on it.

Pulau Sudong, Dec During this time they synchronize their gonadal activity so that when the female is ready to spawn, so is the male. Archaster typicus is a detritivore and eats detritus and anything else edible it comes across.

The white structure is the madreporite. Filmed on Cyrene Reef,with a glimpse of how the sea star moves with its tube feet!


Common sea stars on Singapore shores. A distintegrating sea star due to massive floods. A starfish can tell whether another tgpicus male or female, probably by chemotactic recognition.


Chek Jawa, Mar Mating behaviour and reproductive cycle of Archaster typicus Echinodermata: Occasionally three, four, or even six-armed individuals occur.

However, in contrast to most other starfish, Archaster typicus performs pseudocopulation. On recognizing a female, the male will climb on top of her and may remain there for two months. Adults grow to 12 to 15 centimetres 4.

Archaster typicus

Chek Jawa, Jan World Register of Marine Species. Terumbu Berkas, Jan Ontogenetic habitat shift, population growth, agchaster burrowing behavior of the Indo-Pacific beach star, Archaster typicus Echinodermata; Asteroidea.

The body is slightly inflated and there is a whitish madreporite near the centre of the disc. Marine Biology SeptemberVolume 99, Issue 2, pp Echinoderms of the Philippines: A Guide to Seashore Life.

The female can move about and achaster but the male is more restricted in his activities. Archaster typicus is a five-limbed star with long, slightly tapering arms with pointed tips.

Chek Jawa, Nov 04 Arms can become flexible to turn themselves over if accidentally flipped.

The spines, arranged in a marginal fringe, are short, flat and blunter than A. It usually inhabits areas of the seabed with soft sediments including sand, silt and seagrass meadows. Archaster typicus is a species of starfish in the family Archasteridae. It is commonly known as the sand star or the sand sifting star but these names are also applied to starfish in the genus Astropecten. Asteroidea in the Philippines”.

Ng and Ho Hua Chew, Archaster typicus Scientific classification Kingdom: Distribution in Singapore on this wildsingapore flickr map.


Archaster typicus – Wikipedia

Their method of mating is unique among sea stars They use water to pump up their bodies. The Asteroid fauna Echinodermata of Singapore with a distribution table and illustrated identification to the species.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Archaster typicus on Sealife Base: Chek Jawa, Feb 02 This pair of sea stars are in ‘mating’ position. A four-armed specimen Chek Jawa, Nov They are no longer common on all our shores.

The food item is engulfed and brought inside the starfish when its stomach is returned to its normal position. Common sea star Archaster typicus Family Archasteridae updated Oct if you learn archaser 3 things about typicud Pseudocopulation in Sand Stars!

The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology 46 2: Pulau Hantu, Jul 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.

Marine Biology MarchVolumeIssue 3, pp Kusu Aarchaster, Feb Views Read Edit View history. Photos of Common sea stars for free download from wildsingapore flickr. Archasteridae Animals described in