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Dermasterias imbricata (Leather sea star)

Synonyms: Asteropsis imbricata; Dermasterias imbricata var. valvulifera; Dermasterias inermis

Wikipedia Abstract

The leather star, Dermasterias imbricata, is a starfish in the family Asteropseidae found at depths to 100 m off the western seaboard of North America.
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Prey / Diet

Anthopleura artemisia (Burrowing green anemone)[1]
Anthopleura sola (Aggregating anemone)[1]
Anthopleura xanthogrammica (giant green anemone)[2]
Apostichopus californicus (Giant Red Sea cucumber)[1]
Astrometis sertulifera (Sea star)[1]
Bugula neritina (Common bugula)[1]
Bugulina californica (Marine bryozoan)[1]
Clupea pallasii (Pacific herring)[1]
Corynactis californica (strawberry corallimorpharian)[1]
Crisia occidentalis[1]
Cucumaria piperata (Sea cucumber)[1]
Cucumaria salma (Sea cucumber)[1]
Epiactis prolifera (brooding anemone)[1]
Epiactis vincentina[1]
Euherdmania claviformis (Grey tunicate)[1]
Eupentacta quinquesemita (Sea cucumber)[1]
Katharina tunicata (black katy)[1]
Leptasterias tenera (Slender sea star)[1]
Leptogorgia chilensis[1]
Leucilla nuttingi (Tubular sponge)[1]
Mesocentrotus franciscanus (Red sea urchin)[1]
Metridium senile (clonal plumose anemone)[2]
Muricea californica (California golden gorgonian)[1]
Muricea fruticosa (Brown gorgonian)[1]
Pachythyone rubra[1]
Polyclinum planum (Brown tunicate)[1]
Ptilosarcus gurneyi (Gurney's sea pen)[3]
Pycnoclavella stanleyi (Orange-striped tunicate)[1]
Strongylocentrotus droebachiensis (Green sea urchin)[1]
Strongylocentrotus purpuratus (Purple sea urchin)[1]
Styela montereyensis (Stalked sea squirt)[1]
Tealia coriacea[2]
Tethya aurantium (golf ball sponge)[1]
Thalamoporella californica[1]
Trichotropis cancellata (cancellate hairysnail)[1]
Urticina felina (Northern red anemone)[1]

Predators

Larus glaucescens (Glaucous-winged Gull)[4]
Loxorhynchus grandis (sheep crab)[1]
Pycnopodia helianthoides (Sunflower sea star)[1]

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;

Photos

Citations

Attributes / relations provided by 1Jorrit 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. 2Predators of Sea Anemones, J. R. Ottaway, Tuatara: Volume 22, Issue 3, February 1977, pp. 213 - 220 3Interactions between a sea pen and seven of its predators, Charles Birkeland, Ecological Monographs (1974) 44:211-232 4Wootton, 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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