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Archaster typicus   Müller & Troschel, 1840

common sea star
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Classification Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Asteroidea | Valvatida | Archasteridae

Main reference References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

Schoppe, S. 2000. (Ref. 800)

Size / Weight / Age

Environment

Benthic; depth range 0 - 91 m (Ref. 81548), usually 0 - 60 m (Ref. 800)

Climate / Range

Tropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Indo-Pacific: Maldives to Hawaii and China to Australia.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Juveniles are found in prop roots of mangroves and gradually inhabit sandy shores, seagrass areas and shoals as they age, where they are buried slightly in the sand. Feeds on some detritus, decaying plant materials and tiny 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

Human uses


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References
Mass conversion

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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown