Coscinasterias tenuispina

Scientific name Coscinasterias tenuispina
Descriptor Lamarck
Year of description 1816
IUCN category (World) NE
Family Asteriidae
Genus Coscinasterias
Coscinasterias tenuispina Coscinasterias tenuispina

Introduction

Coscinasterias tenuispina is a salt water echinoderm from the Mediterranean Sea.

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Who is it?

Morphology

  • Size
    10 - 20 cm
  • Size
    10 - 20 cm

How to recognize Coscinasterias tenuispina ?

Coscinasterias tenuispina measures between 10 and 20 cm. This echinoderm is multicolore with a predominantly rouge, jaune, bleu and marron body.

Behaviour & Life cycle

  • diet
    scavenger
  • Sociability
    solitary
  • territorial
    No
  • Way of living
    nocturnal

Coscinasterias tenuispina is an echinoderm solitary. This species is scavenger . This echinoderm lives mainly at night. Usually, it leaves its hiding place and starts to be active once it gets dark.

Although Coscinasterias tenuispina is non-territorial, it is sometimes aggressive towards other species.

Reproduction

  • Reproduction
    ovipare
    • Active sexual selection
      No

Coscinasterias tenuispina is an echinoderm ovipare.

Harmless species

This species does not represent any particular threats to humans when encountered in its natural environment.

Where to find it?

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What is its habitat?

Natural environment characteristics

  • Depth
    0 - 170 m

Biotope presentation

Coscinasterias tenuispina is most often found at a depth between 0m and 170m. However, it is not impossible to find this species at other depths.

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