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A recently metamorphosed population of the nine-armed tropical sea star, Luidia senegalensis, was found on the southwest coast of Florida in November 1965, and growth was followed for 16 weeks. An analysis of stomach contents was made. It showed the bivalved mollusk, Abra aequalis, to be the dominant food source. The growth rate of Luidia senegalensis is considerably more rapid than the growth rates of those temperate species of sea stars that have been studied.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 1970-09-01

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