Ophiuroidea | Ophiurida
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Reef-associated; depth range 0 - 550 m (Ref. 111335), usually 1 - 100 m (Ref. 800). Tropical
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 2.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 415)
Minimum depth from Ref. 83942. It is found in intertidal and subtidal areas, particularly on rocky and muddy substrates (Ref. 83942). Inhabits all reef habitats; often lives in sponges (Ref. 415). It occurs on mangrove swamp (Ref. 111335), dead corals with algae (Ref. 800), and seagrass Halimeda (Ref. 86568). Suspension feeder (Ref. 116259). The mode of reproduction is asexual fissiparity (Ref. 86568).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
The mode of reproduction is asexual fissiparity.
Collin, R., M.C. DÃaz, J. Norenburg, R.M. Rocha, J.A. SÃ¡nchez, M. Schulze, A. Schwartz and A. ValdÃ©s. 2005. (Ref. 415)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on models
): 21.1 - 29, mean 27.2 (based on 5294 cells).
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)