Size at maturation, sex differences, and pair density during the mating season of the Indo-Pacific beach star Archaster typicus (Echinodermata: Asteroidea) in the Philippines

@article{Bos2013SizeAM,
  title={Size at maturation, sex differences, and pair density during the mating season of the Indo-Pacific beach star Archaster typicus (Echinodermata: Asteroidea) in the Philippines},
  author={Arthur R. Bos and Girley S. Gumanao and Benjamin Mueller and Marjho M. Saceda},
  journal={Invertebrate Reproduction \& Development},
  year={2013},
  volume={57},
  pages={113 - 119}
}
Mating of the relatively common sea star, Archaster typicus, provides an excellent opportunity to study maturation processes and behavioral differences between males and females, since monomorphism does not allow separation under normal conditions. The present study determined biological and behavioral features of males and females during the mating season in the Davao Gulf (Philippines). Thousands of pairs were observed in September and October 2008 with a mean density of 3 pairs m−2. Around… 
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