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Order: Valvatida - Family Mithrodiidae

Mithrodia clavigera

(Lamarck, 1816)

Nail-armed Sea Star

Not Reef Tank Suitable

Range: Indo-Pacific Ocean

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

Note: Has a temperature range of 73 to 83°F (23 - 28°C). They are about 16 inches (40 cm) tip-to-tip and consume small invertebrate, algae, and detritus. Not much is known about this species as its not collected for the trade.

 Mithrodia clavigera (Nail-armed Sea Star)
Photo © Andrea & Antonella Ferrari
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