THE BIOLOGY OF A BROODING SEASTAR, LEPTASTERIAS TENERA, IN BLOCK ISLAND SOUND

@article{Hendler1982THEBO,
  title={THE BIOLOGY OF A BROODING SEASTAR, LEPTASTERIAS TENERA, IN BLOCK ISLAND SOUND},
  author={Gordon Hendler and David R. Franz},
  journal={The Biological Bulletin},
  year={1982},
  volume={162},
  pages={273-289}
}
Leptasterias tenera (Stimpson) was sampled from a muddy habitat, 28-37 m deep, dominated by tubicolous amphipods. The seastars were seldom aggregated and had mean densities of 3-8 individuals per m2. L. tenera is holophagous, feeding primarily on small crustaceans which they capture with the pedicellariae and tube feet. Approximately half of the branched testes in mature males are degenerated or absent, but females usually have 10 lobate ovaries. Females initially brood embryos in their pyloric… 

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