Ophiuroidea | Ophiurida
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Benthic; depth range 0 - 70 m (Ref. 95072). Subtropical
Eastern Pacific: Alaska to USA.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 15.0 cm WD male/unsexed; (Ref. 865)
It is found on soft bottoms from the low intertidal to a depth of 70 meters (Ref. 865). This is a slow moving brittle star that broods its eggs. The eggs develop directly into little brittle stars (Ref. 865).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
This is a slow moving brittle star that broods its eggs. The eggs develop directly into little brittle stars.
Austin, W.C. 1999. (Ref. 1306)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on models
): 8.6 - 18.1, mean 9.7 (based on 54 cells).