Asteroidea | Valvatida
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Benthic; depth range 0 - 300 m (Ref. 87801). Temperate
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
It is found in forests of Macrocystis pyrifera (Ref. 92889), on rocks, gravel, sand, and mud from the intertidal to a depth of 300 m (Ref. 87801).
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.
Adami, M.L. and S. Gordillo. 1999. (Ref. 92889)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
| FishSource |
Estimates of some properties based on models
): 5.1 - 13.7, mean 7.5 (based on 448 cells).