Asteroidea | Forcipulatida
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Benthic; depth range 0 - 200 m (Ref. 119490). Polar
Leptasterias polaris acervata Northeast Pacific and Arctic: Alaska and Chukchi Sea.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
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 (Ref. 833).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Cusson, M., P. Archambault and A. Aitken. 2007. (Ref. 3448)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
| FishSource |
Estimates of some properties based on models
): 0.7 - 8.9, mean 5.9 (based on 586 cells).