Ophidiaster granifer   Lütken, 1871

grained seastar

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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Asteroidea | Valvatida | Ophidiasteridae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Reef-associated; depth range 0 - 123 m (Ref. 81548).  Tropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Pacific Ocean.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Common on reef flats and lagoon. Cryptic. Feeds on algae and microbes (Ref. 102252). 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

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.

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Purwati, P. and D.J.W. Lane. 2004. (Ref. 81548)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless

Human uses


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Price category (Ref. 80766)