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Crossaster papposus (spiny sun star, common sun star; zonnester; piggsolstjerne; röd solsjöstjärna; Gewöhnlicher Sonnenstern; rose star)

Synonyms: Asterias affinis; Asterias helianthemoides; Asterias papposus; Crossaster aboverrucosus; Crossaster affinis; Crossaster koreni; Crossaster neptuni; Solaster affinis; Solaster papposus; Stellonia papposa

Wikipedia Abstract

The common sunstar or Crossaster papposus is a species of sea star belonging to the family Solasteridae. It is found in the northern parts of both the Atlantic and the Pacific Oceans.
View Wikipedia Record: Crossaster papposus

Attributes

Water Biome [1]  Coastal

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Berwickshire and North Northumberland Coast 160731 England/Scotland, United Kingdom  
Cardigan Bay/ Bae Ceredigion 236876 Wales, United Kingdom
Clogwyni Pen Llyn/ Seacliffs of Lleyn 2591 Wales, United Kingdom
Eileanan agus Sgeiran Lios mór 2816 Scotland, United Kingdom  
Firth of Lorn 51830 Scotland, United Kingdom
Flamborough Head 15597 England, United Kingdom  
Glen Creran Woods 1739 Scotland, United Kingdom  
Isle of May 882 Scotland, United Kingdom
Loch Creran 3030 Scotland, United Kingdom  
Loch Laxford 3018 Scotland, United Kingdom
Loch nam Madadh 5734 Scotland, United Kingdom
Lochs Duich, Long and Alsh Reefs 5883 Scotland, United Kingdom  
Luce Bay and Sands 120487 Scotland, United Kingdom
Moray Firth 373987 Scotland, United Kingdom  
Morvern Woods 4763 Scotland, United Kingdom
North Norfolk Coast 7926 England, United Kingdom  
North Rona 1553 Scotland, United Kingdom    
Pembrokeshire Marine/ Sir Benfro Forol 341177 Wales, United Kingdom  
Pen Llyn a`r Sarnau/ Lleyn Peninsula and the Sarnau 360832 Wales, United Kingdom
Sanday 27112 Scotland, United Kingdom    
Sound of Arisaig (Loch Ailort to Loch Ceann Traigh) 11260 Scotland, United Kingdom
St David`s / Ty Ddewi 2312 Wales, United Kingdom  
St Kilda 62932 Scotland, United Kingdom    
Start Point to Plymouth Sound & Eddystone 84204 England, United Kingdom  
Sunart 25320 Scotland, United Kingdom
Taynish and Knapdale Woods 2388 Scotland, United Kingdom
Thanet Coast 6928 England, United Kingdom
The Wash and North Norfolk Coast 266284 England, United Kingdom

Prey / Diet

Armina californica (California armina)[2]
Asterias rubens (Starfish)[2]
Balanus crenatus (Crenate barnacle)[2]
Calliactis parasitica (Hermit anemone)[3]
Chlamys rubida (reddish scallop)[4]
Clinocardium nuttallii (Nuttall cockle)[2]
Clupea pallasii (Pacific herring)[2]
Crossaster papposus (spiny sun star, common sun star)[2]
Doris odhneri (white night doris)[2]
Echinarachnius parma (common sand dollar)[2]
Gastropteron pacificum (Pacific batwing seaslug)[2]
Hermissenda crassicornis (hermissenda)[2]
Janolus barbarensis (cockscomb nudibranch)[2]
Leptasterias tenera (Slender sea star)[2]
Melibe leonina (lion nudibranch)[2]
Membranipora membranacea (écorce marine)[2]
Metridium senile (clonal plumose anemone)[2]
Mytilus edulis (Blue mussel)[4]
Neverita lewisii (Lewis's moon snail)[2]
Onchidoris bilamellata (barnacle-eating onchidoris)[2]
Ophiacantha bidentata[2]
Ophiopholis aculeata (daisy brittle star)[2]
Paranotothenia magellanica (Orange throat notothen)[2]
Ptilosarcus gurneyi (Gurney's sea pen)[5]
Stomphia coccinea (swimming anemone)[3]
Strongylocentrotus droebachiensis (Green sea urchin)[4]
Thyone benti[2]
Triopha catalinae (sea-clown triopha)[2]
Tritonia festiva (diamondback tritonia)[2]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Calidris canutus (Red Knot)1
Calidris maritima (Purple Sandpiper)1
Carcinus maenas (green crab)1
Caretta caretta (Loggerhead)1
Clangula hyemalis (Oldsquaw)1
Ctenolabrus rupestris (Rock cook)1
Larus argentatus (Herring Gull)1
Larus marinus (Great Black-backed Gull)1
Lepidochelys kempii (Atlantic Ridley, Kemp’s Ridley Seaturtle)1
Rissa tridactyla (Black-legged Kittiwake)1
Somateria mollissima (Common Eider)1
Somateria spectabilis (King Eider)1

Predators

Asterias rubens (Starfish)[2]
Crossaster papposus (spiny sun star, common sun star)[2]
Larus argentatus (Herring Gull)[2]
Limanda limanda (Sand dab)[2]
Macrourus berglax (smoothspined grenadier)[2]
Melanogrammus aeglefinus (Smokie)[2]
Paralithodes camtschaticus (red king crab)[2]
Pycnopodia helianthoides (Sunflower sea star)[2]
Solaster dawsoni (Morning sun star)[4]
Strongylocentrotus droebachiensis (Green sea urchin)[2]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

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Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Aquarium & Rainforest at Moody Gardens
Milwaukee County Zoological Gardens
Oresundsakvariet (Oresund Aquarium)
Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Ctr

Distribution

European waters (ERMS scope); North West Atlantic; Arctic Ocean; Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone; English Channel; British Isles; Calais; England; French Exclusive Economic Zone [Atlantic part]; Dutch Exclusive Economic Zone; North West Atlantic; United States Exclusive Economic Zone [Atlantic part]; Trondheim; Sargasso Sea; British Isles; Bay of Biscay; North American Basin; West European Basin; Circumboreal; Sweden; Norway; Iceland; British Isles; Netherlands; Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone; Brittany; Greenland; Barents Sea; Kola Bay; White Sea; Kara Sea; Circumboreal; North Pacific; British Isles; North West Atlantic; North Pacific; North East Atlantic; Arctic Ocean; Newfoundland Basin; Norway; Kattegat; Rockall Trough; Cobscook Bay; Gulf of Maine; Sea of Japan; Okhotsk Sea; Arctic Ocean; Pacific Ocean; USA;

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Citations

Attributes / relations provided by 1Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2006. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed February 01, 2010 at animaldiversity.org 2Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics. 3Predators of Sea Anemones, J. R. Ottaway, Tuatara: Volume 22, Issue 3, February 1977, pp. 213 - 220 4A seventeen-year study of the rose star Crossaster papposus population in a coastal bay in southeast Alaska, H. R. Carlson and C. A. Pfister, Marine Biology (1999) 133: 223-230 5Interactions between a sea pen and seven of its predators, Charles Birkeland, Ecological Monographs (1974) 44:211-232
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