Physical Description

Diagnostic Description

Description

Description: arm length up to 20 cm, disc diameter to 5 cm. Colour conspicuously green with yellow markings and dark-ringed white spots. Habitat: among coral bases and rubble. General distribution: tropical, Indo-west-central Pacific Ocean, littoral waters (Rowe & Gates, 1995); WIO, Red Sea and W Pacific (Richmond, 1998). Also distributed in Java in Ljungman (1866); Ceylon, Bay of Bengal, East Indies, north Australia, Philippine, China, south Japan and South Pacific Is. (Clark & Rowe, 1971); Australia (Rowe & Gates, 1995). Ecology: benthic, inshore (Rowe & Gates, 1995).
  • Clark, A.M. and F.W.E. Rowe. (1971). Monograph of Shallow-water Indo-West Pacific Echinoderms. Trustees of the British Museum (Natural History): London. x + 238 p. + 30 pls.
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Source: World Register of Marine Species

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Ecology

Habitat

Depth range based on 9 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 4 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 1 - 20.3
  Temperature range (°C): 25.015 - 28.954
  Nitrate (umol/L): 0.099 - 0.195
  Salinity (PPS): 34.131 - 34.598
  Oxygen (ml/l): 4.525 - 4.785
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.085 - 0.113
  Silicate (umol/l): 1.579 - 2.543

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 1 - 20.3

Temperature range (°C): 25.015 - 28.954

Nitrate (umol/L): 0.099 - 0.195

Salinity (PPS): 34.131 - 34.598

Oxygen (ml/l): 4.525 - 4.785

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.085 - 0.113

Silicate (umol/l): 1.579 - 2.543
 
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