Asteroidea | Valvatida
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Benthic; depth range 0 - 10 m (Ref. 107862). Subtropical
Indo-Pacific and the Mediterranean.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Common in the lower eulittoral zone under rock slabs and boulders (Ref. 102838). Members of the family Asterinidae are very opportunistic feeders, feeding indiscriminately on small epifaunal organisms, detritus, decaying animals and plants, and live algae (Ref. 108108). Deposit feeder (Ref. 90951).
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. 126983)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on models
): 25 - 29.2, mean 28.2 (based on 1740 cells).