Gorgonocephalus chilensis   (Philippi, 1858)

Chilean basket star

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

Ophiuroidea | Phrynophiurida | Gorgonocephalidae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Benthic; depth range 4 - 900 m (Ref. 87801).  Polar

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Southern Ocean. Temperate to polar climates.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

It is found on exposed sites, rocks, and other organisms like hydrocorals, gorgonians and mussels, among others at depths of 4 to 900 m (Ref. 87801). Members of the class Ophiuroidea are mostly gonochoric, others are protandric. Fertilization is external. Brooding is common, bursae is used as brood chambers where the embryos develop into juveniles and later crawl out from the bursal slits. Life cycle: Embryos hatch into free-swimming planktotrophic larvae and later metamorphose into tiny brittle stars which sink down the bottom where they grow into adult form (Ref. 833).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Members of the class Ophiuroidea are mostly gonochoric, others are protandric. Fertilization is external. Brooding is common, bursae is used as brood chambers where the embryos develop into juveniles and later crawl out from the bursal slits. Life cycle: Embryos hatch into free-swimming planktotrophic larvae and later metamorphose into tiny brittle stars which sink down the bottom where they grow into adult form.

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Fell, H.B. 1948. (Ref. 88950)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless

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Price category (Ref. 80766)