Ophiothrix (Acanthophiothrix) vigelandi   A. M. Clark,  1968 (Brittle Star)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Echinodermata
Class: Ophiuroidea
Order:Ophiurida
Family:Ophiotrichidae

Description
Size: Diameter of the disc (d.d.) = 3 mm.

Disc covered by short trifid stumps and long slender pointed spines. Radial shields bare. Dorsal arm plates rhombic, longer than broad, beaked distally. Ventral arm plates broader than long, distal margin concave. Lateral arm plates with 6-9 slender, pointed, thorny spines, as long as 3-4 arm segments.


Synonym (s)
Ophiothrix vigelandi A. M. Clark, 1968

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• Lakshadweep, Minicoy INDIA (Record: 12/12/1979)
• Lakshadweep INDIA
• INDIA

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
  • 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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