Iconaster longimanus (Moebius, 1859)
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Family:  Goniasteridae ()
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Environment:  benthic; marine; depth range 5 - 230 m
Distribution:  Western Central Pacific: Philippines and Singapore.
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Biology:  This species is found in lower reef slopes and adjacent seabed on hard bottoms. It is known to feed on epilithic growth (Ref. 85384). 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: 
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Entered by: Pan-Saniano, Marianne - 11.10.10

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