Asterias amurensis   L├╝tken, 1871

North Pacific seastar
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Asteroidea | Forcipulatida | Asteriidae

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Benthic; depth range ? - 200 m (Ref. 76803).  Temperate; 7°C - 22°C (Ref. 76803)

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Northern Pacific and the Arctic. Temperate to polar.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 50.0 cm WD male/unsexed; (Ref. 76803)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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).

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.

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Ross, D.J., C.R. Johnson and C.L. Hewitt. 2006. (Ref. 8004)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses


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References
Mass conversion

Internet sources

BHL | BOLD Systems | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(Publication : search) | GenBank (genome, nucleotide) | GloBI | GOBASE | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | ispecies | PubMed | Scirus | Tree of Life | uBio | uBio RSS | Wikipedia (Go, Search) | Zoological Record

Estimates of some properties based on models

Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Moderate vulnerability (40 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown