Asteroidea


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Asteroidea

a class of star-shaped ECHINODERMS which have a basic pentaradiate shape (a five-sided RADIAL SYMMETRY), e.g. starfish.
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The annual reproductive cycle of Oreaster reticulatus (Echinodermata: Asteroidea) and interpopulation comparisons of reproductive capacity.
Descriptions of the larvae of Stichaster australis (Verril) and Coscinasterias calamaria (Gray) (Echinodermata: Asteroidea) from New Zealand, obtained from a laboratory culture.
TABLE 1 Species of macroinvertebrates present on the evaluated sites in the North Pacific of Costa Rica CUADRO 1 Especies de macroinvertebrados presentes en los sitios evaluados en el Pacifico Norte de Costa Rica Clasificacion taxonomica Filo Echinodermata Clase Asteroidea 1 Nidorellia armata 2 Pharia pyramidata 3 Phataria unifascialis Clase Echinoidea 4 Astropyga pulvinata 5 Diadema mexicanum 6 Echinometra vanbrunti 7 Eucidaris thouarsii 8 Toxopneustes roseus 9 Tripneustes depressus Clase Holothuroidea 10 Holothuria (Halodeima) atra 11 Holothuria (Selenkothuria) lubrica 12 Isostichopus fuscus 13 Psolidae spp.
For Malaysia, documentation on Asteroidea species inhabiting reef areas is available from South China Sea [7], including Archipelago of Beting Patinggi Ali to Pulau Layang-Layang, South China Sea [8], Pulau Sipadan, and Bodgaya [9].
Spatial distribution, biomass and size structure of Ctenodiscus australis (Echinodermata: Asteroidea) in shelf-break areas, Argentine.
BEVERLEY: 1.55 Ayresome Angel, 2.30 Go Dan Go, 3.00 Pleiades, 3.30 ASTEROIDEA (NAP), 4.00 Bling King, 4.30 All My Love, 5.05 Liberty Sky.
?Aramist made it three winners from six runners for Alan Swinbank in the 1m4f handicap at Pontefract after staying on strongly to wear down long-time leader Asteroidea (matched at 1.25 in running).
However, they are mostly extracted from Asteroidea, Holothuroidea, and Echinoidea [2,3].
Starfish: Biology and Ecology of the Asteroidea provides college-level science and nature collections with a powerful coverage by the world's leading experts on starfish, and is a recommendation for any collection strong in sea world science.
At every stop, they tried to collect a few echinoderms from each of the phylum's five main classes: sea stars (Asteroidea), sea urchins (Echinoidea), brittle starts (Ophiuroidea), sea cucumbers (Holothuroidea) and sea lilies (Crinoidea).