Ophiura kinbergi   Ljungman,  1866 (Brittle Star)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Echinodermata
Class: Ophiuroidea
Order:Ophiurida
Family:Ophiuridae

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Description
Size: Arm length to 30 mm, disc diameter to 6 mm.

Color: Uniformly greyish.

Small species with disc plates of mixed sizes, but radial shields obvious. Plate with comb-like arrangement of spines at base of arm and between arm base and radial shields.


Synonym (s)
Ophioglypha ferruginea Lyman, 1878
Ophioglypha kinbergi Ljungman, 1866
(Basionym)
Ophioglypha sinensis Lyman, 1871
Ophiolepis kinbergi (Ljungman, 1866)
Ophiura (Dictenophiura) kinbergi (Ljungman, 1866)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Benthic, Demersal

Biogeography


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA
• Bay of Bengal INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Port Blair INDIA (Depth: 20 mts)
• INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Tikadar, BK; Daniel, A and Subbarao, NV (1986) Sea shore animals of Andaman and Nicobar Islands The Director, ZSI, Kolkatta 188 Available at - ZSI, Pune
  • Clark, AM (1980) Some Ophiuroidea from the Seychelles Islands and Inhaca, Mozambique (Echinodermata) Revue de Zoologie Africaine 94(3) 533-558 Available at - Zoological Records
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • James, DB. (1983) Sea cucumber and sea urchin resources and Beche-de-mer industry Mariculture potential of Andaman and Nicobar Islands-An indicative survey Bulletin of Central Marine Fisheries Institute CMFRI, Cochin 34 85-93 Available at - http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/809/1/Bulletin_No_34.pdf
  • 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
  • poppeimages Available at - http://www.poppe-images.com/

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