Ophiocoma pusilla   (Brock,  1888) (Brittle Star)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Echinodermata
Class: Ophiuroidea
Order:Ophiurida
Family:Ophiocomidae

Image copyrights: Tim O Hara, Museum Victoria

Description
Color: Disc uniform dark brown, occasionally spotted with white-rimmed dark spots, arms dark brown with lighter banding, ventrally overall red-brown. Oral shields white with brown spots; arms variegated above and below, light and dark segmens often alternating; arm spines with 1-2 wide brown rings, never clavate, number very variable.


Synonym (s)
Ophiocoma latilanxa Murakami, 1943
Ophiomastix pusilla Brock, 1888

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Benthic

Biogeography


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands (Lat: 10) (Long: 93) INDIA
• INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Sastry, DRK (2001) Echinodermata (other than Holothuroidea) from the Ritchie's Archipelago, Andaman Islands Records of the Zoological Survey of India 99(1-4) 157-170 Available at - ZSI, Pune
  • Sastry, DRK (2002) Echinodermata associated with coral reefs of Andaman and Nicobar Islands Zoological Survey of India ZSI 100(3-4) 21-60 Available at - ZSI, Pune
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • 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
  • Sealifebase Available at - http://www.sealifebase.org/
  • The barcode of life data systems Biodiversity Institute of Ontario Available at - http://www.barcodinglife.org/index.php

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