Asteroidea | Paxillosida
Madsen, F.J. 1952. (Ref. 77113)
Size / Weight / Age
Bathydemersal; depth range 1550 - 7000 m (Ref. 77113)
Climate / Range
Tropical; 10°N - , 26°W - (Ref. 77113)
Cosmopolitan deep sea from Eastern Pacific to Mid-Atlantic.
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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