Advertisement

You can sponsor this page

Marthasterias glacialis   (Linnaeus, 1758)

spiny starfish

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
This map was computer-generated and has not yet been reviewed.
Marthasterias glacialis   AquaMaps   Data sources: GBIF OBIS
Upload your photos and videos
| All pictures | Google image |
Image of Marthasterias glacialis (spiny starfish)
Marthasterias glacialis
Picture by Fenwick, David

Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Asteroidea | Forcipulatida | Asteriidae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Benthic; depth range 0 - 180 m (Ref. 106647).  Subtropical; 71°N - 37°S, 32°W - 30°E

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Atlantic and the Mediterranean Sea: north of Finland across the Mediterranean basin and the Adriatic Sea to the Guinean Gulf.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 70.0 cm WD male/unsexed; (Ref. 114120); 22 cm WD (female)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

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.

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Koukouras, A. and M.-S. Kitsos. 2010. (Ref. 85345)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses


| FisheriesWiki |

More information

Countries
FAO areas
Ecosystems
Occurrences
Introductions
Stocks
Ecology
Diet
Food items
Common names
Synonyms
Predators
Reproduction
Maturity
Spawning
Fecundity
Eggs
Egg development
Age/Size
Growth
Length-weight
Length-length
Morphology
Larvae
Abundance
References
Mass conversion

Internet sources

BHL | BOLD Systems | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(Publication : search) | GenBank (genome, nucleotide) | GloBI | GOBASE | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | ispecies | PubMed | Scirus | Tree of Life | uBio | uBio RSS | Wikipedia (Go, Search) | Zoological Record

Estimates of some properties based on models

Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown