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Linckia laevigata   (Linnaeus, 1758)

blue linckia

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Linckia laevigata   AquaMaps   Data sources: GBIF OBIS
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Classification Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Asteroidea | Valvatida | Ophidiasteridae

Main reference References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

Schoppe, S. 2000. (Ref. 800)

Size / Weight / Age

Max length : 40.0 cm WD male/unsexed; (Ref. 800)

Environment

Reef-associated; depth range 0 - 60 m (Ref. 800)

Climate / Range

Tropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Indo-Pacific.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs in shallow reef areas exposed to the sunlight, on rocks, dead coral or rubble at depths of 0 to 60 m (Ref. 800). Also on a reef slope (Ref. 97449). Juveniles hide under corals and rocks. Feeds on detritus, small invertebrates living on algal mats and dead animals (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)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless

Human uses


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Mass conversion

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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Low to moderate vulnerability (30 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown