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Astropecten aranciacus   (Linnaeus, 1758)

comb star

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Astropecten aranciacus   AquaMaps   Data sources: GBIF OBIS
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Classification
Asteroidea | Paxillosida | Astropectinidae
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Main reference
MarineSpecies.org. 2050. (Ref. 3477)
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Size / Weight / Age

Environment
Benthic; depth range 1 - 110 m (Ref. 85345)

Climate / Range
Subtropical; 46°N - 37°S, 26°W - 32°E

Distribution
Eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean.
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Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Infaunal; found on sandy substrates (Refs 106821, 106822). Common on bottoms covered with seagrasses and also occurs on detritic and muddy bottoms (Ref. 106822). Main diet include gastropods and bivalves (Ref. 106164). 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. 96402)

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Mass conversion

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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

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