Asteroidea | Paxillosida
Downey, M.E. 1973. (Ref. 888)
Size / Weight / Age
Benthic; depth range 0 - 46 m (Ref. 888)
Climate / Range
Atlantic Ocean: from northeast coast of South America to the Caribbean.
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)
Threat to humans
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