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2007-07-03 09:17:00

By Crawford, Terry J Crawford, Bruce J Abstract: In Rarotonga, Linckia multifora (Lamarck) exists in two forms: a blue gray type that is found on the reef intertidally and a red form that is found subtidally. Both types reproduce asexually by regeneration of autotomized arms, as well as sexually, but the relative potential for sexual reproduction varies greatly between these different sites. In the laboratory, reciprocal crosses of the blue gray intertidal form and the red subtidal form...


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Mottled Linckia, Linckia multifora
2013-08-08 14:37:53

The mottled Linckia (Linckia multifora), also known as the spotted Linckia or the Dalmatian Linckia, among other names, is a species of starfish in the Ophidiasteridae family. It can be found in many areas including the Indian Ocean with a range that includes the coasts of Kenya, Somalia, the Red Sea, and Tanzania. It prefers a habitat near coral reefs at depths of up to 130 feet. This species can reach an average diameter between two and five inches, with a small body disk and five long...

Common Comet Star, Linckia guildingi
2013-08-08 09:48:38

The common comet star (Linckia guildingi), also known as the green Linckia or Guilding's sea star, is a species of starfish that is classified within the Ophidiasteridae family. It can be found in many tropical areas including the Caribbean Sea, Indian Ocean, Pacific Ocean, and the Atlantic Ocean. Recent studies of this species have shown that it may be a living representation of many cryptic species. It is typically brown, red, or green in color and has a small disk shaped body with four to...

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Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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