Ophiopeza spinosa   (Ljungman,  1867) (Brittle Star)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Echinodermata
Class: Ophiuroidea
Order:Ophiurida
Family:Ophiodermatidae

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Description
Size: Arm length to 4 cm, disc diameter to 9 mm.

Color: pale yellowish or brown; arms banded.

Disc completely covered with granules.


Synonym (s)
Distichophis clarki Ely, 1942
Ophiarachna spinosa Ljungman, 1867
Ophiarachna spinosum Ljungman, 1867
Ophiopeza dubiosa (de Loriol, 1893)
Ophiopeza fallax Lutken, 1869 (non Peters, 1851)
Ophiopezella dubiosa de Loriol, 1893
Ophiopezella luetkeni de Loriol, 1893
Ophiopezella spinosa (Ljungman, 1867)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Reef Associated, Rocky

Biogeography


• Lakshadweep INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • James, DB (1989) Echinoderms of Lakshadweep and their zoogeography Marine living resources of the union territory of Lakshadweep: An indicative survey with suggestions for development Bulletin of Central Marine Research Institute CMFRI 43 97-144 Available at - http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/8213/1/Bulletin_No_43.pdf
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • CalPhotos Available at - http://calphotos.berkeley.edu/

Page last updated on:2011-04-25

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