Asteroidea | Spinulosida
Jennings, S., J. Lancaster, A. Woolmer and J. Cotter. 1999. (Ref. 3123)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 15.0 cm WD male/unsexed; (Ref. 865)
Demersal; depth range 0 - 2400 m (Ref. 865)
Climate / Range
Eastern Pacific, North Atlantic and the Arctic: North Sea and the Canadian Arctic Archipelago.
It is found on rocks and soft bottoms in subtidal areas to a depth of 2,400 meters (Ref. 865). A carnivore; trophic level 3.1 (Ref. 96418). Feeds on at least 12 species of sponges and a common food item is Isodictya spp. (Ref. 96505). The females brood their eggs (Ref. 865).
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)
CITES status (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
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