Asteroidea | Spinulosida
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Reef-associated; depth range 0 - 30 m (Ref. 800). Tropical
Indo-West Pacific: from east Africa to Japan and New Caledonia.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Occurs on sand, rubble or corals at depths of 0 to 30 m (Ref. 800). Also on sponges (Ref. 82802). Grazes on organic surface of rocky and sandy substrates. Feeds on small sessile invertebrates (Ref. 800).
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.
Schoppe, S. 2000. (Ref. 800)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
| FishSource |
Estimates of some properties based on models
): 24.9 - 29.3, mean 28.4 (based on 3234 cells).