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Ophiactis resiliens   Lyman, 1879

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Classification
Ophiuroidea | Ophiurida | Ophiactidae
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Main reference
Andrew, N. and M. Francis. 2003. (Ref. 82739)
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Environment
Demersal

Climate / Range
Temperate

Distribution
Southwest Pacific: New Zealand.
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Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Lives among seaweeds and bryozoans (Ref. 82739). Members of the class Ophiuroidea are mostly gonochoric, others are protandric. Fertilization is external. Brooding is common, bursae is used as brood chambers where the embryos develop into juveniles and later crawl out from the bursal slits. Life cycle: Embryos hatch into free-swimming planktotrophic larvae and later metamorphose into tiny brittle stars which sink down the bottom where they grow into adult form (Ref. 833).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)

   

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

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