Ophiothrix (Ophiothrix) trilineata   Lutken,  1869 (Brittle Star)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Ophiuroidea

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Diameter of the disc (d.d.) = 7 mm.

Disc scales covered by scattered spinelets. Radial shields bare. Dorsal arm plates as wide as long, distal margin convex with a beak-like median tapering, a median light colored longitudinal line bordered by darker areas on both side and two more lighter lines bordered by darker areas on either side. Ventral arm plates broader than long, distal margin convex. Lateral arm plates with 6-8 arm spines, not more than 3-4 times the length of the segment, second spine from above is the longest.

Synonym (s)
Ophiothrix trilineata Lutken, 1869
Ophiothrix (Ophiothrix) trilineata Clark and Rowe, 1971
Ophiothrix tristis de Loriol, 1893
Placophiothrix trilineata (Lutken, 1869)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Lakshadweep, Kavaratti INDIA (Record: 29/03/1984)

Literature Source(s)
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Sastry, DRK (1991) Echinodermata: Asteroidea, Ophiuroidea and Echinoidea State fauna series 2: Fauna of Lakshadweep ZSI, Calcutta 363-397 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • (1988) Research Institute of Marine Invertebrates Available at - http://www.rimi.or.jp/english/indexen.html
  • Sastry, DRK (2007) Echinodermata of India : An annotated list Records of Zoological Survey of India Occassional paper No. 271 ZSI, Kolkata 1-387 Available at - http://zsi.gov.in/checklist/Echinodermata_India_Checklist.pdf

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