Asteroidea | Forcipulatida
Koukouras, A. and M.-S. Kitsos. 2010. (Ref. 85345)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 70.0 cm WD male/unsexed; (Ref. 114120); 22 cm WD (female)
Benthic; depth range 0 - 180 m (Ref. 106647)
Climate / Range
Subtropical; 71°N - 37°S, 32°W - 30°E
Atlantic and the Mediterranean Sea: north of Finland across the Mediterranean basin and the Adriatic Sea to the Guinean Gulf.
Maximum length of female (Ref. 106625) is based on occurrence; to be replaced with a better reference. Values are in diameter. Subtidal (Ref. 106814). Not commonly found intertidally; from sublittoral to a depth of around 180 m (Ref. 106815). Inhabits heterogeneous muddy sandy bottom (Ref. 106592). Mobile carnivorous species (Ref. 96498). 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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