Asteroidea | Valvatida
Lambert, P. 2000. (Ref. 93256)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 34.0 cm WD male/unsexed; (Ref. 93256)
Benthic; depth range 10 - 512 m (Ref. 93256)
Climate / Range
Northern and Eastern Pacific: Sea of Okhotsk to Alaska and USA.
Found on mud, sand, shell or rock (Ref. 93256). 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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