Asteroidea | Spinulosida
Häussermann, V. and G. Försterra. 2009. (Ref. 87801)
Size / Weight / Age
Benthic; depth range 0 - 430 m (Ref. 87801)
Climate / Range
Southeast Pacific, South Atlantic and Antarctic.
It is found on coarse sand, shell, stones, pebbles and rock from the intertidal to a depth of 430 m (Ref. 87801). 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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