Asteroidea | Valvatida
Alvarado, J.J. and J. CortÃ©s. 2009. (Ref. 83942)
Size / Weight / Age
Benthic; depth range ? - 10 m (Ref. 83942)
Climate / Range
Eastern Pacific: Costa Rica.
This is an epibenthic species found in seagrass areas in subtidal waters 10 m in depth (Ref. 83942). 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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