Ophiuroidea | Ophiurida
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Benthic; depth range 1 - 223 m (Ref. 83942). Tropical
Western Central Atlantic: USA, Panama, Costa Rica and Belize.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Found on seagrass Halimeda, and corals Porites, Madracis and Agaricia (Ref. 86568), particularly in intertidal areas (Ref. 83942). Also found on sandy bottoms with mud and organic matter, and under rocks. Strongly associated with algae and sponges (Ref. 111340). The mode of reproduction is asexual fissiparity (Ref. 86568).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
The mode of reproduction is asexual fissiparity.
MarineSpecies.org. 2050. (Ref. 3477)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
| FishSource |
Estimates of some properties based on models
): 21 - 27.5, mean 25.4 (based on 180 cells).