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Ophiocoma scolopendrina   (Lamarck, 1816)

lagoon brittle star

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Ophiocoma scolopendrina   AquaMaps   Data sources: GBIF OBIS
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Classification Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Ophiuroidea | Ophiurida | Ophiocomidae

Main reference References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

Schoppe, S. 2000. (Ref. 800)

Size / Weight / Age

Max length : 2.4 cm WD male/unsexed; (Ref. 87041)

Environment

Reef-associated; depth range 0 - 13 m (Ref. 81020)

Climate / Range

Tropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Indo-Pacific: Red Sea to Hawaii and Japan.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Size refers to disc diameter (Ref. 87041). Occurs in small crevices or under stones on reef platform and in shallow intertidal area (Ref. 800). On inner reef flats, extending its arms from crevices and from under rubble (Ref. 97449). Feeds on detritus (Ref. 800) and neuston (Ref. 102356). May be a deposit feeder or suspension feeder (Ref. 102356). 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

Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown