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Luidia senegalensis   (Larmarck, 1816)

nine-armed sea star

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Luidia senegalensis   AquaMaps   Data sources: GBIF OBIS
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Classification
Asteroidea | Paxillosida | Luidiidae
Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Main reference
Downey, M.E. 1973. (Ref. 888)
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Size / Weight / Age

Environment
Benthic; depth range 0 - 46 m (Ref. 888)

Climate / Range
Tropical

Distribution
Atlantic Ocean: from northeast coast of South America to the Caribbean.
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Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Maximum depth from ref. 83942. This species is found on sandy and muddy bottoms at depths of 0 to 46 m (Ref. 83942). Burrows to feed on clams; rarely seen in the open (Ref. 111332). 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




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Mass conversion

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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown