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Mithrodia clavigera   (Lamarck, 1816)

nail starfish

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
This map was computer-generated and has not yet been reviewed.
Mithrodia clavigera   AquaMaps   Data sources: GBIF OBIS

Classification
Asteroidea | Spinulosida | Mithrodiidae
Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Main reference
Schoppe, S. 2000. (Ref. 800)
References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

Size / Weight / Age

Environment
Reef-associated; depth range 0 - 81 m (Ref. 81020)

Climate / Range
Tropical

Distribution
Indo-West Pacific: eastern Africa, Red Sea and the East Indies.
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs at depths from 10 to 55 m (Ref. 800). Cryptic, rarely seen on reef flats and lagoon, very rare on seaward reef (Ref. 102252). Found on a reef slope (Ref. 100368). Juveniles graze on organic materials and adults feed on small, sessile invertebrates (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




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Mass conversion

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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown