Asteroidea | Valvatida
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Benthic; depth range 5 - 600 m (Ref. 85345). Subtropical
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions
Atlantic and the Mediterranean Sea.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
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.
Koukouras, A. and M.-S. Kitsos. 2010. (Ref. 85345)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 127697)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
| FishSource |
Estimates of some properties based on models
): 7.1 - 13.4, mean 9.8 (based on 333 cells).