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Pulau Semakau checklist
updated Nov 09

Intertidal flora and fauna

Phylum Echinodermata
  Subclass Asteroidea sea stars

Common sea star
Archaster typicus
Family Archasteridae

Crown sea star
Asterina coronata
Family Asterinidae

Cryptic sea star
Crypasterina sp.
Family Asterinidae

Cushion star
Culcita novaeguineae
Family Oreasteridae

Knobbly sea star
Protoreaster nodosus
Family Oreasteridae

  Subclass Crinoidea feather stars

Blue feather star
awaiting identification

  Subclass Echinoidea sand dollars, sea urchins and heart urchins

Long-spined black
sea urchin

Diadema sp.
Family Diadematidae

Tiny maretia heart urchin
Maretia planulata
Family Spatangidae

Lovenia heart urchin
Lovenia elongata
Family Loveniidae

Cake sand dollar
Arachnoides placenta
Family Clypeasteridae

  Subclass Holothuroidea sea cucumbers

Smooth red
sea cucumber

Actinopyga sp.
Family Holothuriidae

White rumped
sea cucumber

Actinopyga lecanora
Family Holothuriidae

Garlic bread
sea cucumber

Holothuria scabra
Family Holothuriidae

Herrmann's
sea cucumber

Stichopus herrmanni
Family Stichopodidae

Eye-spotted
sea cucumber

Stichopus ocellatus
Family Stichopodidae

Big synaptid
sea cucumber

Family Synaptidae

Durian
sea cucumber

Stichopus horrens

Pink spotted
sea cucumber

awaiting identification

Beige
sea cucumber

awaiting identification

Long black
sea cucumber

Holothuria leucospilota
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