Asteroidea | Valvatida
Schoppe, S. 2000. (Ref. 800)
Size / Weight / Age
Reef-associated; depth range 0 - 44 m (Ref. 81548)
Climate / Range
Southeast Atlantic and Indo-West Pacific: South Africa to Australia and Japan.
Maximum length of arms: 3.0 cm. Occurs in healthy shallow reef areas at depths of 1 to 25 m (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).
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)
CITES status (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
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