Asteroidea | Spinulosida
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Benthic; depth range 0 - 2400 m (Ref. 865). Temperate
Eastern Pacific, North Atlantic and the Arctic: North Sea and the Canadian Arctic Archipelago.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 15.0 cm WD male/unsexed; (Ref. 865)
It is found on rocks and soft bottoms in subtidal areas to a depth of 2,400 meters (Ref. 865). A carnivore; trophic level 3.1 (Ref. 96418). Feeds on at least 12 species of sponges and a common food item is Isodictya spp. (Ref. 96505).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
The females brood their eggs (Ref. 865).
Jennings, S., J. Lancaster, A. Woolmer and J. Cotter. 1999. (Ref. 3123)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
| FishSource |
Estimates of some properties based on models
): 1.6 - 9.8, mean 4.6 (based on 408 cells).