: Asterias amurensis
: Lutken, 1871
: 254497
Species Taxonomy
: Asteriidae
: Forcipulatida
: Asteroidea
: Echinodermata
Species Data from AquaNIS
: Not entered
: Ballast waters
Zooplankton (Larvae, Eggs)
Results of species assessment according to Target Species selection criteria
Known human health impact? No
Comments: Not available.
Known economic impact? Yes
Comments: Depletion of commercial bivalves (Ross 2001; Ross et al. 2002 and 2003; Gabaev 2018)
References: Ross, D. J., 2001. Impact of the northern Pacific seastar Asterias amurensis on soft sediment assemblages, including commercial species, in southeast Tasmania. Doctoral dissertation, University of Tasmania. Ross, D. J., Johnson, C. R., & Hewitt, C. L., 2002. Impact of introduced seastars Asterias amurensis on survivorship of juvenile commercial bivalves Fulvia tenuicostata. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 241, 99-112. Ross, D. J., Johnson, C. R., & Hewitt, C. L., 2003. Variability in the impact of an introduced predator (Asterias amurensis: Asteroidea) on soft-sediment assemblages. J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol. 288(2), 257-278. Gabaev, D. D., 2018. Ecology of the Starfish Asterias amurensis (Lütken, 1871) in Russia’s East. Am. J. Mar. Sci. 6(1), 1-19.
Known measurable environmental impact? No
Comments: Not available.
Included in the final TS list? - Yes
Comments: Assessed by the COMPLETE project experts (2021), included in target species list.