Ophiuroidea | Phrynophiurida
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Benthic; depth range 0 - 290 m (Ref. 81020). Tropical
Indo-West Pacific: New Caledonia, Thailand and Singapore.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
This species is found in crevices during the day and then it extends its arms to feed at night (Ref. 85384).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Members of the class Ophiuroidea are mostly gonochoric, others are protandric. Fertilization is external. Brooding is common, bursae is used as brood chambers where the embryos develop into juveniles and later crawl out from the bursal slits. Life cycle: Embryos hatch into free-swimming planktotrophic larvae and later metamorphose into tiny brittle stars which sink down the bottom where they grow into adult form.
Putchakarn, S. and P. Sonchaeng. 2004. (Ref. 2534)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on models
): 21.1 - 28.4, mean 27 (based on 1000 cells).