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Dermasterias imbricata (Leather sea star)

Synonyms: Asteropsis imbricata; Dermasterias inermis

Wikipedia Abstract

Dermasterias imbricata or the leather star is a starfish in the family Asteropseidae. It is found at depths of up to one hundred metres off the western seaboard of North America.
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Prey / Diet

Anthopleura xanthogrammica (giant green anemone)[1]
Metridium senile (clonal plumose anemone)[1]
Ptilosarcus gurneyi (Gurney's sea pen)[2]
Tealia coriacea[1]

Predators

Larus glaucescens (Glaucous-winged Gull)[3]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

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Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Aquarium & Rainforest at Moody Gardens
Boonshoft Museum of Discovery
John Ball Zoological Garden
John G. Shedd Aquarium
Minnesota Zoological Garden
New York Aquarium
Oregon Zoo
Riverbanks Zoo and Garden
Rotterdam Zoo
Toronto Zoo
Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Ctr
West Edmonton Mall Marine Life Center

Distribution

California; Oregon; Pacific Ocean; USA; Canada;

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Citations

Species recognized by Mah, Christopher, , in Catalog of Life 2011
Attributes / relations provided by 1Predators of Sea Anemones, J. R. Ottaway, Tuatara: Volume 22, Issue 3, February 1977, pp. 213 - 220 2Interactions between a sea pen and seven of its predators, Charles Birkeland, Ecological Monographs (1974) 44:211-232 3Wootton, J. Timothy. "Estimates and tests of per capita interaction strength: diet, abundance, and impact of intertidally foraging birds." Ecological Monographs 67.1 (1997): 45+. Academic OneFile. Web. 23 July 2010
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Weather provided by NOAA METAR Data Access
Institution information provided by International Species Information System - May 2011