Asteroidea | Spinulosida
Schoppe, S. 2000. (Ref. 800)
Size / Weight / Age
Reef-associated; depth range 0 - 30 m (Ref. 800)
Climate / Range
Indo-West Pacific: from east Africa to Japan and New Caledonia.
Occurs on sand, rubble or corals at depths of 0 to 30 m (Ref. 800). Also on sponges (Ref. 82802). Grazes on organic surface of rocky and sandy substrates. Feeds on small sessile invertebrates (Ref. 800). Members of the class Asteroidea exhibit both asexual (regeneration and clonal) and sexual (gonochoric) means of reproduction. Life cycle: Embryos hatch into planktonic larvae and later metamorphose into pentamorous juveniles which develop into young sea stars with stubby arms (Ref. 833).
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)
CITES status (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
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