Heliaster solaris Clark, 1920
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Family:  Heliasteridae ()
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Environment:  benthic; marine
Distribution:  Eastern Pacific: Costa Rica and Galapagos.
Biology:  This is an epibenthic species found on rocky bottoms in subtidal areas (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: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. 123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Pauly, Daniel - 20.10.11
Modified by: Sorongon-Yap, Patricia - 20.10.11
Checked by: Cort├ęs, Jorge - 20.10.11

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