Asteroidea | Valvatida
Schoppe, S. 2000. (Ref. 800)
Size / Weight / Age
Reef-associated; depth range 0 - 51 m (Ref. 81548)
Climate / Range
Indo-West Pacific: Andaman Islands to Australia and Japan.
Occurs in shallow reef areas at depths of 1 to 35 m (Ref. 800), particularly on reef slopes with rocky bottoms (Ref. 85384). Feeds on detritus, encrusting sponges and small invertebrates (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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