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Order: Valvatida - Family Mithrodiidae

Mithrodia clavigera

(Lamarck, 1816)

Nail-armed Sea Star

Not Reef Tank Suitable

Not Suitable for Fish-Only Tank

Range: Indo-West Pacific and Western Atlantic Oceans.

Size: 8 inches (20 cm)

Natural Environment: Inhabits lagoons and outer reefs and seen on all kinds of substrates.

Aquarium Suitability: Not collected for the home tropical aquarium trade.

Feeds on other invertebrates.

Best left in the wild.


    Kingdom: Animalia

    Phylum: Echinodermata

    Class: Asteroidea

    Order: Valvatida

    Family: Mithrodiidae

    Genus: Mithrodia

FYI: Shown here for identification only.

 Mithrodia clavigera (Nail-armed Sea Star)
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 Mithrodia clavigera (Nail-armed Sea Star)
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