Pentaceraster westermanni (Lütken, 1871)
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Family:  Oreasteridae ()
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Environment:  benthic; marine
Distribution:  Western Central Pacific: Thailand.
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Biology:  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: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Pan-Saniano, Marianne - 16.07.10

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