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Pisaster giganteus   (Stimpson, 1857)

giant spined star

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Pisaster giganteus   AquaMaps   Data sources: GBIF OBIS
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Classification Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Asteroidea | Forcipulatida | Asteriidae

Main reference References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

Austin, W.C. 1999. (Ref. 1306)

Size / Weight / Age

Max length : 56.0 cm WD male/unsexed; (Ref. 865)

Environment

Benthic; depth range 0 - 90 m (Ref. 865)

Climate / Range

Subtropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Eastern Pacific: Canada to Mexico. Subtropical to temperate.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

It is found on rocky and sandy bottoms from the very low intertidal to a depth of 90 meters (Ref. 865). 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)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses


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Mass conversion

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