Note on the exploitation of starfish Protoreaster Iincki (Echinodermata: Asteroidea) in Tuticorin.

Asha, P S and Diwakar, K (2006) Note on the exploitation of starfish Protoreaster Iincki (Echinodermata: Asteroidea) in Tuticorin. Marine Fisheries Information Service, Technical and Extension Series, 187 . pp. 20-21.

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Abstract

Protoreaster lincki, commonly called red general star or red spined star is a beautiful, decorative species, which is relatively larger in size up to 30 cm, with five short triangular arms having bright red or orange reticulate pattern on the dorsal side. It is considered as a voracious scavenger, mainly feed on sponges, sea anemones, soft corals etc.The possibility of over exploitation of this species along with its habitat destrruction by coral mining warrants the initiation of conservation measures and also to study its impacts on ecosystem.

Item Type:Article
Official URL/DOI:http://www.cmfri.org.in/
Uncontrolled Keywords:Protoreaster lincki, exploitation
Subjects:Echinoderms > Sea Stars
Divisions:CMFRI-Tuticorin
ID Code:4565
Deposited By:INVALID USER
Deposited On:16 Sep 2010 13:20
Last Modified:17 Jul 2012 14:11

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