Asteroidea | Spinulosida
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Reef-associated; depth range 0 - 73 m (Ref. 81548). Tropical
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Inhabits reef areas from intertidal zone at depths of 2 to 15 m (Ref. 800). Exposed on open substrates. Rarely observed on reef flats and lagoon and very rare on seaward reef (Ref. 102252). Feeds on organic material and microinvertebrates. Reproduces asexually by fission (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
): 24.2 - 28.9, mean 27.6 (based on 944 cells).