Asteroidea | Spinulosida
Cusson, M., P. Archambault and A. Aitken. 2007. (Ref. 3448)
Size / Weight / Age
Climate / Range
Arctic and Northwest Atlantic: Canadian Arctic Archipelago.
Found along the sublittoral zone from 2m to depths >7m. Boreal-arctic species. Carnivorous (Ref. 96609). 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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