Luidia ciliaris

Scientific name Luidia ciliaris
Descriptor Philippi
Year of description 1837
IUCN category NE
Family luidiidae
Genus luida
Luidia ciliaris Luidia ciliaris


Luidia ciliaris is a salt water echinoderm.

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Who is it?


  • Size
    50 - 60 cm
  • Size
    50 - 60 cm

How to recognize Luidia ciliaris ?

Luidia ciliaris measures between 50 and 60 cm. This echinoderm is unicolore with a predominantly orange body.

Behaviour & Life cycle

  • diet
  • Sociability
  • territorial
  • Way of living

Luidia ciliaris is an echinoderm solitary. This species is carnivorous .

Although Luidia ciliaris is non-territorial, it is sometimes aggressive towards other species.


  • Reproduction
    • Active sexual selection

Luidia ciliaris is an echinoderm ovipare.

Harmless species

This species does not represent any particular threats to humans when encountered in its natural environment.

Where to find it?

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What is its habitat?

Natural environment characteristics

  • Depth
    1 - 400 m

Biotope presentation

Luidia ciliaris is most often found at a depth between 1m and 400m. However, it is not impossible to find this species at other depths.

Species of the same biotope

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Bibliographic references

Food and Feeding Habits of Luidia Ciliaris Echinodermata: Asteroidea - E. Brun - Cambridge University Press - 2009.

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