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Echinaster luzonicus   (Gray, 1840)

Luzon sea star

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Asteroidea | Spinulosida | Echinasteridae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Reef-associated; depth range 0 - 73 m (Ref. 81548).  Tropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Indo-West Pacific.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits reef areas from intertidal zone at depths of 2 to 15 m (Ref. 800). Exposed on open substrates. Rarely observed on reef flats and lagoon and very rare on seaward reef (Ref. 102252). Feeds on organic material and microinvertebrates. Reproduces asexually by fission (Ref. 800). 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

Schoppe, S. 2000. (Ref. 800)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless

Human uses


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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 24.2 - 28.9, mean 27.6 (based on 944 cells).
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown