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Growth and Asexual Reproduction of the Starfish Nepanthia belcheri (Perrier)

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Title: Growth and Asexual Reproduction of the Starfish Nepanthia belcheri (Perrier)
Authors: Kenny, Ron
Issue Date: Jan 1969
Publisher: University of Hawai'i Press
Citation: Kenny R. 1969. Growth and asexual reproduction of the starfish Nepanthia belcheri (Perrier). Pac Sci 23(1): 51-55.
Abstract: Nepanthia belcheri (Perrier) attains a longest arm radius of 11 mm
during the first growing period, 18 mm in the second, 23 mm in the third, and
27 mm in the fourth year. At radii of approximately 15 mm and 22 mm, asexual
reproduction by fission can occur. Fission takes place during the active growth
period of the year. The resulting individuals develop new arms resulting in a
typical adult arm number of six or seven. The regenerating arms grow more rapidly
than the old arms and cannot be differentiated at longest arm radii of 27 mm and
32 mm.
ISSN: 0030-8870
Appears in Collections:Pacific Science Volume 23, Number 1, 1969

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