Asteroidea | Forcipulatida
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Benthic; depth range ? - 200 m (Ref. 76803). Temperate; 7°C - 22°C (Ref. 76803)
Northern Pacific and the Arctic. Temperate to polar.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 50.0 cm WD male/unsexed; (Ref. 76803)
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.
Ross, D.J., C.R. Johnson and C.L. Hewitt. 2006. (Ref. 8004)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on models
Moderate vulnerability (40 of 100)