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Solaster endeca   (Linnaeus, 1771)

Northern sun star

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Asteroidea | Spinulosida | Solasteridae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Benthic; depth range 0 - 475 m (Ref. 93256).  Temperate

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Circumboreal: Arctic Ocean, Northern Pacific and Atlantic.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 40.0 cm WD male/unsexed; (Ref. 865)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Minimum depth from Ref. 865. Found on rocky substrates but in the deeper part of its range, it is found on pebbles and mud (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).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

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.

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Lambert, P. 2000. (Ref. 93256)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses


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