Found from intertidal to subtidal zone (Ref. ). Very rare on reef flats and lagoons, cryptic (Ref. ). Members of the class Asteroidea exhibit both. Phylum, Class, Order, Family, Genus, Species. Echinodermata, Asteroidea, Valvatida, Ophidiasteridae, Linckia, guildingii. Habitat. Usually on coral reef hard . Scientific name, Linckia guildingii. Taxonomy navigation. Up › Linckia. Down Terminal (leaf) node. Common name, Common comet star. Synonym, Ophidiaster.

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Accessed December 31, at https: Examples are cnidarians Phylum Cnidaria, jellyfish, anemones, and corals.

The divergence between these implies that they separated over a million years ago. The new “daughter” has an identical genetic makeup to the parent. Articles with ‘species’ microformats. When injected with gui,dingii hormone, the starfish released their gametes, usually within three hours. This page was last edited on 2 Juneat Coral reefs are found in warm, shallow oceans with low nutrient availability.

In a study on Hawaii, it lincjia found that autotomy happens less frequently than in the related species, Linckia multiforaalso found in these waters. Juveniles, however, are mottled white, gray, purple, violet, red or brown.

They are colorless and about 0. They also have 15 pores per papular area, and L. This tail is the longest arm that came from the parent, while the “star” is composed of smaller, regenerated arms. Charonia Research, a ; Hendler, Males have serially arranged gonads, with each arm containing several gonoducts.


Charonia Research, a ; Hendler, Habitat Regions tropical saltwater or marine Aquatic Biomes reef coastal Range depth 1 to m 3. Butterflies have complete metamorphosis, grasshoppers have incomplete metamorphosis. Glossary Atlantic Ocean the body lindkia water between Africa, Europe, the guilvingii ocean above 60 degrees south latitudeand the western hemisphere.

A large change in the shape or structure of an animal that happens as the animal grows.

Linckia guildingi – Wikipedia

Some food may be gathered from dead fish. However, the primary food source is from epibenthic felt made up of protozoans, algae, and bacteria. It is comet shaped a star with a long tail which is caused by its asexual mode of reproduction. Charonia Research, ; Clark, ; Gulidingii, Other Physical Features ectothermic heterothermic radial symmetry Range length 22 high cm 8.

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Echinoderms of Florida and he Caribbean. To cite this page: Thomas and the U. Linckia guildingii usually inhabits shallow depths of about 1 meter, but has been found at a depth of over meters. Though we edit our accounts for accuracy, we cannot guarantee all information in those accounts.


Starfishes and Related Echinoderms. The females release many eggs. The eggs are negatively buoyant upon leaving the female’s gonopores found on the arms. In sexual reproduction, the sexes are separate. Linckia Animals described in Positive Only small economic benefit is gained through the sales of L. The Animal Diversity Web is an educational resource written largely by and for college students.

Common Comet Star

In insects, “incomplete metamorphosis” is when young animals are similar to adults and change lindkia into the adult form, and “complete metamorphosis” is when there is a profound change between larval and adult forms.

Linckia guildingii is found in the Atlantic Ocean from Florida to Brazil, and around the Caribbean islands. Coloration changes with maturity.

Charonia Research, a ; Grzimek, ; Linckiq and Lawrence, eds. Grzimek’s Animal Life Encyclopedia. However, this species may have a more symmetrical star shape at a different stage.