Asteroidea | Valvatida
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Benthic; depth range 0 - 69 m (Ref. 81548). Tropical
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Found in atoll lagoons (Ref. 97298). Very common on reef flats and common in seaward reef (Ref. 102252). Usually on subtidal rocks and coral reefs (Ref. 102838). Cryptic. Feeds on algae and microbes (Ref. 102252).
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.
Purwati, P. and D.J.W. Lane. 2004. (Ref. 81548)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
| FishSource |
Estimates of some properties based on models
): 24.1 - 28.9, mean 27.5 (based on 880 cells).