Linckia laevigata   (Linnaeus, 1758)

blue linckia

Native range | All suitable habitat | Year 2100
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Classification
Asteroidea | Valvatida | Ophidiasteridae
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Main reference
Schoppe, S. 2000. (Ref. 800)
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Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 40.0 cm WD male/unsexed; (Ref. 800)

Environment
Reef-associated; depth range 0 - 60 m (Ref. 800)

Climate / Range
Tropical

Distribution
Indo-Pacific.
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Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs in shallow reef areas exposed to the sunlight, on rocks, dead coral or rubble at depths of 0 to 60 m. Juveniles hide under corals and rocks. Feeds on detritus, small invertebrates living on algal mats and dead animals. Associated with Periclimenes soror (symbiont) and Thyca crystallina (parasitic) (Ref. 800). Members of the class Asteroidea exhibit both asexual (regeneration and clonal) and sexual (gonochoric) means of reproduction (Ref. 833).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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References
Mass conversion

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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Low to moderate vulnerability (30 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown