Marginaster pectinatus unspecified
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Family:  Poraniidae ()
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Environment:  benthic; marine
Distribution:  Western Atlantic: Caribbean.
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Biology:  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. (119314)
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Entered by: Bailly, Nicolas - 11.12.05

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