PORT PHILLIP BAY


Seastar 

Pseudonepanthia troughtoni (Livingstone, 1934)

View scientific description and taxonomy

Scientific Details

See below for information.

Taxonomy

Phylum:
Echinodermata
Class:
Asteroidea
Order:
Valvatida
Family:
Asterinidae
Genus:
Pseudonepanthia
Species:
troughtoni

General Description

Arms 5, uniform pink. Centre to arm tip up to 7 cm.

Biology

This large sea star is rarely seen and little is known of its biology.

Habitat

Amongst rocks and algae sub-tidally, to depth of 73 m.

Reefs

Distribution guide

Southern Australia including western and central Victoria

Species Group

Seastars and allies Sea stars

Depth

Shallow (1-30 m)
Deep ( > 30 m)

Water Column

On or near sea floor

Max Size

14 cm

Diet

Carnivore

Commercial Species

No

Global Dispersal

Native to Australia

Identify

Conservation Status

  • DSE Advisory List : Not listed
  • EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
  • IUCN Red List : Not listed

Author

article author O'Loughlin, P. M.

Mark O'Loughlin is an Honorary Associate in marine invertebrates at Museum Victoria.

citation

Cite this page as:
O'Loughlin, P. M., 2011, Seastar, Pseudonepanthia troughtoni, in Taxonomic Toolkit for marine life of Port Phillip Bay, Museum Victoria, accessed 27 Apr 2017, http://portphillipmarinelife.net.au:8098/species/4846

Text: creative commons cc by licence