Asteroidea | Valvatida
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Reef-associated; depth range 0 - 40 m (Ref. 81548). Tropical
Indo-West Pacific: from East Africa to Fiji.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Inhabits reefs at depths of 5 to 40 cm (Ref. 800). Exposed on open substrates (Ref. 102252). Found in sandy habitats, among corals and sponges (Ref. 82802). Feeds on coral polyps and other small invertebrates as well as carrion (Ref. 800).
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.
Schoppe, S. 2000. (Ref. 800)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
| FishSource |
Estimates of some properties based on models
): 24.9 - 28.9, mean 27.7 (based on 622 cells).