Ophiothrix (Keystonea) nereidina   (Lamarck,  1816) (Brittle Star)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Echinodermata
Class: Ophiuroidea
Order:Ophiurida
Family:Ophiotrichidae

Description
It is characterized by distinct disc plates naked except for a few scattered spinelets at the centre and margin of the disc, and blue dorsal arm plates broader than long with a transverse light colored band across the middle.


Synonym (s)
Ophiura nereidina Lamarck 1816
Ophiothrix nereidina Bell 1903
Ophiothrix (Keystonea) nereidina James 1969

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• Lakshadweep, Bitra 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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