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


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.
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Water Biome [1]  Coastal

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


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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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
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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