Nectria pedicelligeraMulti-spined seastar | Nectria multispina
The tabulae are usually not crowded, have a smooth, outwardly rounded appearance and decrease rapidly in size away from the central body region.
Note: although the species Nectria multispina is still accepted by the World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), investigation reveals that there is no confirmation that it differs from N pedicelligera. Thus RLS survey data recorded as N multispina is ported in the RLS database as N pedicelligera.
Max Size: N/A cm
Sea Temperature Range: 12-21.8°C
Habitat Generalization Index: N/A
Also referred to as the SGI (Species Generalisation Index), this describes the habitat niche breadth of the species. Species with values less than 15 are found in a relatively narrow range of reef habitat types (specialists), while those over 25 may be found on most hard substrates within their range (generalists). Learn more here.
Conservation and Rarity
IUCN Status: Not Evaluated
Occurrence: Frequent (18.8% of sites)
Occurrence describes how often the species is found on surveys within its distribution. It is calculated as the % of reef sites surveyed by RLS divers across all the ecoregions in which the species has been observed
Abundance: Solitary (1 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.