Asteroidea | Forcipulatida
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Benthic; depth range 0 - 90 m (Ref. 865). Temperate
Eastern Pacific: Alaska, USA and Canada.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 35.0 cm WD male/unsexed; (Ref. 865)
It is found on rocky bottoms from intertidal areas to a depth of 90 meters (Ref. 865).
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.
Lambert, P. 2000. (Ref. 93256)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
| FishSource |
Estimates of some properties based on models
): 7.4 - 12.8, mean 9.3 (based on 116 cells).