Asteroidea | Spinulosida
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Benthic; depth range 0 - 400 m (Ref. 865). Temperate
Eastern Pacific: Alaska to Mexico.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 20.0 cm WD male/unsexed; (Ref. 865)
It is found on rocks, especially those encrusted with sponges and bryozoans, from the low intertidal to a depth of 400 meters (Ref. 865).
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.
Lambert, P. 2000. (Ref. 93256)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 127697)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
| FishSource |
Estimates of some properties based on models
): 3.4 - 8.7, mean 5.8 (based on 283 cells).