Asteroidea | Paxillosida
MarineSpecies.org. 2050. (Ref. 3477)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 60.0 cm WD male/unsexed; (Ref. 114251)
Benthic; depth range 1 - 110 m (Ref. 85345)
Climate / Range
Subtropical; 46°N - 37°S, 26°W - 32°E
Eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean.
Maximum length is in body diameter (Ref. 114251). 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. 114614)
CITES status (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
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