Asteroidea | Forcipulatida
Gotshall, D.W. 2005. (Ref. 865)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 38.0 cm WD male/unsexed; (Ref. 865)
Benthic; depth range 0 - 240 m (Ref. 865)
Climate / Range
Eastern Pacific: Alaska, USA and Canada.
It is found on rocky and soft bottoms from the very low intertidal to a depth of 240 meters (Ref. 865). 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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